T24 reported: two new investigations against columnist and noverlist Ahmet Altan were started for “insulting the president.” One of the investigations were started by the Justice ministry and another on the demand of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s lawyers who say Altan’s comments are “insufferable.”
“Hawk columnist” pro-government journalist Cem Küçük continues to threaten dissident journalists and media owners constantly. Lately, he warned the staff of the Fox News Turkey to “be smart” (a polite form of threat, Turkish style). Küçük named Fox’s news editor Ercan Gün and saying they won’t be able to work with him. Totally losing it after last sunday’s election victory, Küçük said on live TV that “they” will decide media mogul Aydın Doğan’s fate and he should fire known journalists Eyüp Can, Bülent Mumay and Nazlı Ilıcak to be on the good side of the government.