Turkey investigates Dogan Media over terrorist propaganda

(AGI) Istanbul, Sept 15 - An investigation has been launchedinto the Dogan Media group over promoting "propaganda in favourof a terrorist organisation", reported Turkey's Anadolu Statenews agency on Tuesday. The Public Prosecutor of Istanbulopened the inquiry following a complaint by the pro-governmentnewspaper Gunos on Sept. 10. Some of the newspaper's claims hadbeen found false in judicial proceedings last year. However,Public Prosecutor Idris Kurt decided to open the investigationon the basis of the newspaper's revelations. One claim concernsthe Turkish branch of CNN and a Turkish activist of Gezi Park,who later joined

(AGI) Istanbul, Sept 15 - An investigation has been launchedinto the Dogan Media group over promoting "propaganda in favourof a terrorist organisation", reported Turkey's Anadolu Statenews agency on Tuesday. The Public Prosecutor of Istanbulopened the inquiry following a complaint by the pro-governmentnewspaper Gunos on Sept. 10. Some of the newspaper's claims hadbeen found false in judicial proceedings last year. However,Public Prosecutor Idris Kurt decided to open the investigationon the basis of the newspaper's revelations. One claim concernsthe Turkish branch of CNN and a Turkish activist of Gezi Park,who later joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). TheTurkish CNN and the Hurriyet daily newspaper belong to theDogan Media group. The investigation was opened two monthsafter the Turkish government resumed hostilities against thePKK following a truce that lasted two years. Since July about110 Turkish troops have died in clashes with Kurdish separatistmilitants and the air force has started shelling PKK outpostsbeyond its border with Iraq. Police searched the offices of theNokta news magazine on Monday after they published aphotomontage of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan taking a selfiewith the coffins of the dead soldiers in the background.Members of the president's AKP (Justice and Development) partyattacked the office of the Hurriyet on Monday, Sept. 7 andTuesday, Sept. 8. The first attack was led by a member of theAKP. (AGI) . .