Jun 03 2018

Turkish state channel refused to broadcast CHP advertisement

Turkey’s state news channel TRT rejected to broadcast the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) promotional video for the upcoming elections on Jun. 24, the party’s vice chair Tuncay Özkan said on Twitter on Saturday.

According to Özkan, TRT refused to broadcast the 43 seconds long promotional material after reviewing it. “They don’t broadcast our advertisement though we pay for it. It is forbidden to call for an end of emergency rule, the ask for the rule of law, to demand an end to arbitrary practices,” he wrote on twitter. 

CHP’s promotional video stresses on the rule of law and promises equal treatment to all citizens and impartiality of the judiciary.