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Seeking justice

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21.06.2017
The most popular topic on Turkish social media platforms nowadays is the “March for Justice” launched by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

However, on national media outlets, there seems to be very little airtime on TV for both the march and Kılıçdaroğlu’s bold statements defying the arrogant and much-accustomed statements of the president, government and ruling party members. Was this because of a hastilyarranged “quick meeting” the Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, had with media bosses?

Naturally, nobody would expect media bosses to become “mujahedeen” of any cause since they neither control the tax auditors who might run after them nor the prosecutors. Could it be enough to distract the attention of the Turkish public away from the march? If in a society over 100,000 people have been kicked out of their jobs, tens of thousands were summarily punished and while over 50,000 have been deprived of their freedom for maybe being part of a gang, no one can turn a deaf ear and blind eye to those marching and crying for justice.

The late Süleyman Demirel, among many other things,........

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