CNN denies apology over Turkey coverage
ISTANBUL - Hurriyet Daily News
CNN official Khosvari, who requested a meeting with the Turkish authorities, explained to them that the mistake was not deliberate and was instead a 'technical accident.CNN International took it to Twitter to respond to debates around a caption error regarding a ruling party rally in Turkey, hours after Parisa Khosravi, Senior Vice President for CNN Worldwide, expressed regret for labeling a Turkish government rally photo captured in Kazlıçeme on June 15.
The channel posted on its verified public relations account that CNN “stands by its coverage in Turkey,” adding that the channel “have not and will not apologize” for “the unbiased coverage.” The original tweet however came from an unverified account, but was later on tweeted by the verified account.
Though there was no part in the earlier reports that claimed Khosvari apologized for the coverage of Turkey protest on the news giant, the tweet failed to explain in detail whether or not “the coverage” also included the caption error.
CNN broadcasted a photo captured at the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Kazlıçeşme rally on June 15 with the subtitle “Anti-government protests in Turkey.” Khosvari, who requested a meeting with the Turkish authorities, explained to them that the mistake was not made deliberately and that it was a “technical accident.”