Leading Turkish newspaper editor resigns

Enis Berberoglu is said to have departed from the Hurriyet daily newspaper on his own accord.

Leading Turkish newspaper editor resigns

World Bulletin / News Desk

The editor of a leading Turkish newspaper has resigned ahead of Sunday's presidential election after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan slammed the news coverage of the paper's owner, the Dogan media group.

Enis Berberoglu is said to have departed from the Hurriyet daily newspaper on his own accord, with the paper dismissing "political scenarios."

"Enis Berberoglu deliberately decided to announce his decision before the presidential election so that no political meaning was attributed to it," its statement said.

Berberoglu himself has not commented publicly.

Erdogan, who has long been at odds with the Dogan group, rejected allegations of growing restrictions on media freedom, saying his government has boosted press freedom since it first came to power 12 years ago.

He sharply criticised the Dogan group in an election rally on Thursday, accusing it of airing anti-Muslim comments on one of its television channels and of pro-Israeli bias in its coverage of the conflict in Gaza. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ağustos 2014, 12:37
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