I talked to Al Arabia English

I talked to Emily Judd from Al Arabiya English. The article was posted on Tuesday 23 June 2020.

Here is the title and the original piece of article:

“Erdogan critics: Turkey tried to silence them, now these journalists demand justice

(…) Like Kenes,

exiled Turkish journalist Ahmet Donmez narrowly escaped imprisonment for his critical journalism of the country’s top leader. In 2014 Donmez asked the Turkish president in a press conference about issues concerning corruption.

“Erdogan became very angry and threw insulting and scolding words towards me,” said Donmez in an interview with Al Arabiya English.

“One of the questions was about his purchase of an important media group and turning it into his mouthpiece,” he said, adding that Erdogan now controls all media in the country including the largest media empire, Doğan Media Group.

In the two years after the heated exchange, Donmez published books about Erdogan and his companies.

“Due to my books, President Erdogan, together with the former Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, filed a case of defamation against me,” said Donmez, who decided to leave the country rather than fight the case, due to distrust of “Erdogan’s courts.”


Here is the link: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2020/06/23/Turkey-tried-to-silence-them-Now-these-journalists-speak-out-demand-justice-

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