Friday, May 7, 2010

Good Morning in Uskudar:)

Foreign media, after having been impervious to Turkey's political risks for eternity, seem to have finally woken up.

Perhaps even more interestingly, the single-minded reporting of the prosecutor's prosecution as a step towards democracy is being questioned by a well-written WSJ article.

As I have been extremely critical of foreign media's coverage of Turkey in the past, I bow down and congratulate Reuters and WSJ- and hope that my favorite daily will soon follow suit rather than publish pieces reeking of advertising (more on that later).

BTW, HT to Atilla Yesilada for both articles; I am not an avid follower of Reuters or WSJ were it not for him... BTW, he has a summary of the Reuters article in Turkish.


Kursat said...

for quite some time I feel like WSJ and Reuters published that kind of articles supporting the generals, whereas Time backed up AKP government. I was not surprised with their recent publication; it's on the same line. Most of the time none of these articles provided academic reasoning; they are mostly English translation of Turkish news. It does not go any academic depth and I am so curious who is behind all of these articles to influence the editor in order to publish their stuff.
Most strikingly, Time claims WSJ and Reuters did not respond AKP lovers' counter argument responses. They did not even answer them back or provide any grounds for not allowing opposing articles.
Now I guess I know who is backing up WSJ and Reuters; and who is cheering for Time.

Emre Deliveli said...

Interesting; as I do not read any of these on a regular basis, I'll take your word for it. But my friend Atilla thought that these were the first articles of their kind, so if you have earlier articles supporting the generals, the secular establishment or whatever you'd like to call it, please share them with me and I'll pass it along to Atilla.

I am also extremely interested in your comment on Time accusing WSJ and Reuters- could you email me the link of the article(s) as well?

As for who is backing whom: WSJ and Reuters by Carsi (Carsi is traditionally extremely anti-AKP, that's one of the reasons Murat Aksu lost the election), Time by rsp ccg zz yldrm:) What do you say to that?