Friday, October 30, 2015

Video: Takeover of Turkish newspaper as 'trustee' sacks journalists on the spot

Hasan Ölçer, one of the trustees appointed on Monday to take over the management of the İpek Media Group following a controversial court decision, insulted several employees of the Bugün daily during a meeting on Thursday, and unlawfully dismissed those employees who refused to act in line with their orders. A number of employees from the Bugün daily, including Editor-in-Chief Erhan Başyurt, Publishing Coordinator Mehmet Yılmaz and Managing Editor Güngör Ergun, were fired on Thursday in a wave of dismissals decided by the newly appointed trustees.

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