Turkey’s pro-gov’t media smears Joe Biden’s family

Turkey’s Sabah newspaper, owned by the pro-government Turkuvaz Media Group, ran a photo gallery on Thursday featuring allegations involving U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s two-year old granddaughter.

Under the headline: “Biden’s illegitimate grandchild missing from election celebrations!”, the newspaper lead with claims that the daughter of Biden’s son Hunter, “whose mother is stripper Lunden Roberts,” was purposefully left out of recent public events following last week’s election victory.

Referring to the two-year-old as a “scandalous lovechild,” based on a previous story in the Daily Mail, Sabah published details of the family’s custody agreement and the settlement amount.

Turkuvaz Media Group is owned by Orhan Cemal Kalyoncu, who had Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a witness at his son’s wedding. The media giant’s board includes Serhat Albayrak, the brother of Berat Albayrak, former finance minister and Erdoğan’s son-in-law.

Sabah’s 700-word story on Hunter Biden also detailed accusations of corruption in regard to a company based in the Ukraine, and a laptop on which images of underaged girls are alleged to have been found. Most of the stories had not previously been covered in depth by Turkish media.

Other accusations included Joe Biden attempting to prevent investigations, and Twitter censoring stories on Hunter Biden.