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AKP Spox Kurtulmus threatens the news media again: They’re walking on thin ice.

Speaking at a Media and Terror Symposium, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said, according to Cumhuriyet, ” the news media must be vigilant against the power of terrorist propaganda. I want to make this very clear; we will make sure they comply.”

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş spoke at the Media and Terrorism Symposium. He said, “We should not normalize the terminology we use to describe members of the terrorist organizations. We cannot use terms like the president, the representative, imam; they are all terrorists, they are all PKK, ISIS or FETO. All of them are murderers and enemies of humanity. “

Deputy Prime Minister’s speech was as follows:

“Media needs to be vigilant against the power of terrorist propaganda. I want to make this very clear, we will make sure they comply; they’re walking on thin ice.

I’ve been criticized for saying this, but in a country that is struggling with terrorism, media cannot be like a three-ring circus. The media cannot willy-nilly report anything they please which might benefit the terrorist organizations.

Some media groups are still using the terminology that these terrorist organizations prefer. Like militia, like president, etc. Like imam. What imam? Whose imam? President of the so-and-so. What president? That’s what the terrorist organization wants. Some particular individual in Pennsylvania rubs his hands in glee whenever the media uses the term ‘imam of so-and-so.’

We should not normalize the terminology we use to describe members of the terrorist organizations. We cannot use terms like the president, the representative, imam; they are all terrorists, they are all PKK, ISIS or FETO. All of them are murderers and enemies of humanity.”

Ela Gonca İzmirli

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