Doğan Media Group vows to continue non-partisan, impartial publication
Professors Feride Acar, Yasemin İnceoğlu, Bülent Çaplı, Turgut Tarhanlı, Salih Tuğ, Aydın Uğur and Nevzat Yalçıntaş, as well as Doğan group managers and ombudsmans, were present at the committee’s meeting.The Doğan Media Group’s Publishing Principles Committee has reaffirmed its commitment to non-partisan, impartial reporting at its meeting in Istanbul.
“We’re equidistant from all parties,” said Aydın Doğan, the founder and honorary chairman of Doğan Holding, at the meeting he chaired at the Hilton Hotel on March 9, attended by committee members.
In the almost two hour-long meeting, Doğan stressed that the group could face “pressure from various circles” as the June 7 election approaches, as the Turkish media experiences before all elections.
“Some media organizations are trying to drag us into a fight by accusing us. Without giving credit to such efforts, we are keen to continue our objective publication in the way that we deem correct,” he added.
The political debate about switching to a super presidency from the current parliamentary model through a new constitution will be talked about more in Turkey in the coming days, Doğan said, adding that his group is keen to keep performing its duty of “objectively informing people, rather than trying to impose a certain system.”
Meanwhile, his advisor Volkan Vural stressed that both the CNN Türk TV station and daily newspaper Hürriyet support Turkey’s ongoing peace process as well as efforts to end violence against women.