Very harsh High Speed ​​Train (YHT) criticism from Europe

European High Speed ​​Train from very hard (YHT) criticism: OSCE to Turkey, many critics came to the propaganda system of press freedom in the selection process.

That Turkey is a member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Turkey, the propaganda system in the election process, many critics came to press freedom.

The OSCE stressed that Prime Minister Erdogan “united painting with state organizations” for his presidential elections, while other candidates found that media visibility was low.

about media freedom in Turkey to heavy criticism that the OSCE, "There's editorial independence is" stressed that blood is dominant.

Upcoming presidential elections in Turkey ahead of a preliminary observer delegation of the OSCE sender, whose report was published on the official web page of the observers.

Here are the heads of the OSCE report:

“PRIME MINISTER'S PROPAGANDA ACTIVITY COMBINES WITH THE OFFICIAL ORGANIZATION OF THE STATE”

“The prime minister's propaganda activities are large-scale organizations, mostly combined with official state organizations. Although other candidates actively run campaigns, their visibility to the public is limited.

“ERDOĞAN MADE PROPAGANDA IN FAST TRAIN OPENING”

“On July 25, Erdogan made open propaganda during the opening ceremony of the high-speed train, which will run between Istanbul and Ankara.”

“RESTRICTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IS MADE”

“The current legal framework restricts freedom of expression, including the Internet. Those concerned with the OSCE / ODIHR Limited Election Observation Mission (SSGH) have expressed concern that media owners and political actors will directly interfere with the freedom of publishing and will limit criticism against the ruling party and the Prime Minister.

“HIGH ELECTION COMMITTEE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECTION”

“Some key recommendations of OSCE / ODHIR on various issues are still not taken into account, including the lack of objection to the SBE decisions and the lack of legal provisions on international institutions and citizens observing elections.”

“THE CONSTITUTION ALLOWS THE LIMITATION OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION”

“The Constitution allows, among other measures, to restrict freedom of expression, in order to preserve“ the fundamental characteristics of the Republic and its indivisible integrity with the territory and nation of the state ”; It undermines the effective protection of freedom of expression and the full pluralistic exchange of views on issues that are important to the public. In addition, among other reasons, the provisions on the humiliation of the Turkish nation in the Criminal Code and the Anti-Terror Law and the propaganda in favor of any terrorist organization were used as grounds to find and imprison journalists.

“20 journalists in prison”

“OSCE Media Freedom Representative (PLC) reported that 20 journalists were imprisoned after some recent releases.”

“THE JUDGE OF EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE IS NO JUDGE”

The media community is dominated by large industrial groups, which own the media outlets that are equipped with the widest range of opportunities to reach the masses. The OSCE / ODIHR interviewed the SSGH and expressed concern that the direct intervention of media patrons and political actors into the editorial freedom caused the disappearance of editorial independence and investigative journalism.

“PUBLIC ADVERTISEMENTS ARE GIVEN TO GOVERNMENT-FACILITIES”

"Concerns were expressed about the public procurement and advertising of state-owned companies to government-related businesses, and the media's limited allocation to the criticism of the ruling party and the Prime Minister, especially on television."

“THE CASE OF THE PRIME MINISTER TO JOURNALISTS INCREASES THE AUTO CENSORSHIP”

"Numerous public and defamation cases filed by high-level officials, including the Prime Minister, increase self-censorship among journalists."

“NEW INTERNET LAW DOES NOT CONTRIBUTE TO MULTIPLICATION”

“Despite violations of Internet freedom, the Internet contributes to pluralism in the public sphere, especially on social media. The 2014 'Internet' Law, which was last amended in February 2007, allows authorities to block access to websites without adequate judicial oversight. ”

“COMPLAINTS AGAINST TRT ARE REJECTED BY AKP MEMBERS AT RTÜK”

Neither the law nor the SBE decisions contain guidelines on how to implement the principle of impartiality. OSCE / ODIHR SSGH received contradictory comments from different RTÜK members on the requirement for impartiality. On July 3, by four RTÜK members appointed by the opposition parties, which is the organ of state Turkey Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), Mr. publications. A complaint about Erdogan's advocacy was dismissed by five RTÜK members appointed by the ruling party. ”

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