09/26/2020, 12.08
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Armenians, Syrians, Greeks the most 'hated' in the Turkish media

by Marian Demir

The results of the report on "hate speech in the media" by the Hrant Dink Foundation. In national and local newspapers, every day at least 17 "hateful" articles against minorities, despising religious and ethnic identity.


Istanbul (AsiaNews) - Armenians, Syrians and Greeks are the groups that most attracted "hate speech" in the Turkish media last year, according to a report on "Hate speech in the media". The investigation was prepared and published by the Hrant Dink Foundation.

Hrant Dink, editor of the newspaper “Agos”, was shot dead on January 19, 2007 by a young man aged 18-19 years of age. His life long committment was to making Turkey a country that respected minorities.

Building on this legacy the Foundation publishes a report on "hate speech" in his name every year. The report published this week studied the articles published in all national newspapers and about 500 local newspapers in the past year.

In 2019, the newspapers publishing most articles that contained  "hate speech" include "Yeniçağ", "Yeni Akit" and "Diriliş Postası". The report states that last year, at least 17 articles were produced every day that fomented hatred against the religious and national identity of some 80 ethnic groups, reinforcing the negative judgment on these ethnic groups.

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