Doğan Media vows support to Kurdish peace bid, while respecting public order
ISTANBULDoğan Media Group’s Publishing Principles Committee has reaffirmed its commitment to Turkey’s Kurdish peace process by "continuing its objective journalism while respecting public order."
Aydın Doğan, founder and honorary chairman of Doğan Holding, chaired the Nov. 3 meeting in which top managers of the group’s companies, including Hürriyet, participated, as well as a number of scholars.
After summarizing the events that affected Turkey and the group since the committee’s latest meeting in April, Doğan remarked on the 48 citizens who were killed in Turkey during protests against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants’ attacks in Kobane, a Kurdish town near Syria’s border with Turkey. These tensions triggered a debate about the future of Turkey’s ongoing peace process, he added.
Doğan also said the group would continue striving to do "objective journalism" in support of the peace process, while "respecting public order." He stressed that Doğan Media Group was careful to use “peaceful and calming language” while also staying out of political camps and remaining against violence.