Shipment barrier, and fines: penalties against Turkish broadcaster for criticizing Erdogan


The Turkish broadcasting authority has assigned two TV channels with the penalties, because in their shipments state President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized. The corresponding programs of Fox TV and Halk TV are now temporarily suspended. The Sender will have to pay penalties in addition money.

The news program of the celebrity presenter Fatih Portakal on Fox TV will be locked in for three broadcasts, reported the newspaper “Hürriyet” on Thursday, citing the regulatory authority of the Turkish commercial broadcasting (RTÜK). A program of the opposition station Halk TV, which should not be broadcast five Times, another one of his broadcasts would be blocked in three Times, it said.

Erdogan: “Know Your limits”

In the case of the Fox TV RTÜK does not agree with the statement by the presenter Fatih Portakal. He had put in the face of rising gas prices in his news broadcast with the question of whether, due to political pressure from anybody on the street would dare to peacefully protest against it. “Come on, let’s do it. We the about can? How many people would dare to do well in spite of anxiety on the road?“, he asked.

Erdogan criticized the presenter, whose last name “Orange” means last week, then sharp, without mentioning him by full name. The President spoke only of a “Orange” or “citrus fruit”, to Protest calls. “Know Your limits,” said Erdogan.

The channel Halk TV was punished, among other things, due to critical Remarks of the actors Metin Akpinar and Müjdat Gezer. Against the two investigations for insulting Erdogan’s run. You are not allowed to leave Turkey.