Journalists' Union of Turkey to sue SETA for report on media

Journalists responded with outrage to the SETA report and the TGS said that they will be in front of Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse with the blacklisted journalists and file a criminal complaint against the report today.

The Journalists' Union of Turkey (TGS) and Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) announced that they will file a criminal complaint against the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) report targeting journalists working in international media outlets.

The Foundation published a report entitled "International Media Outlets' Extensions in Turkey" in which it listed the professional backgrounds and social media posts of journalists working at BBC Türkçe, Deutsche Welle Türkçe, the Voice of America, Sputnik Turkey, Euronews Turkey, Independent Turkey and China Radio International (CRI) Turkey.

The report has accused these media of "carrying out a perception work."

Quoting the social media posts and retweets of the journalists, the SETA report also referred to the newspapers and websites BirGün, T24, bianet, Evrensel, Cumhuriyet, Diken, DW Türkçe and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as "the media that come to the fore with their anti-government news."