Tag: anti-Turkish

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BBC responds to criticisms about its “anti-Turkish” Cyprus 1974 coverage

The BBC has issued a statement regarding its coverage of the 1974 War in Cyprus on Monday, which has generated hundreds of complaints from Turkish Cypriots. The British state broadcaster accepted it “could have included more historic context in the TV piece to help the audience understand the story further” but stopped short of offering […]

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The Guardian ‘cancels’ Turkish Cypriot author Metin Murat

British Turkish Cypriot author Metin Murat has been ‘cancelled’ by The Guardian after an article he submitted was rejected for failing to adhere to the newspaper’s anti-Turkish house style on Cyprus. Murat, who recently published his debut novel The Crescent Moon Fox that won praise from both Greek and Turkish Cypriots for its sensitive treatment of […]

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Anti-Turkish bias: BBC called out for misleading claims on Turkey during its COP26 coverage

A BBC report on Turkey’s environmental record has been criticised for using “out of date” information. Reporting from the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg mistakenly placed Turkey in the same bracket as major polluters China and Russia, and also wrongly tweeted that “Turkey is one of the countries that […]