Turkish media boss quits after email 'scam' fuels press freedom fears

Turkish media boss quits after email 'scam' fuels press freedom fears
 

The head of one of Turkey's largest media groups, Dogan Media, quit on Friday after hackers released what they said were emails showing him yielding to editorial pressure from members of President Tayyip Erdogan's inner circle.
In a statement announcing his resignation, Mehmet Ali Yalcindag denied that the emails leaked on social media this week by the leftist RedHack group had come from him, and vowed to take legal action. He described the act as an "ugly scam".
The resignation of the head of a group whose titles include leading newspaper Hurriyet, broadcaster CNN Turk and... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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