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Doğuş Media Group CEO Cem Aydın has reportedly been forced to take leave from his post.

Doğuş Media Group CEO Cem Aydın has reportedly been forced to take leave from his post.

Doğuş Media Group CEO Cem Aydın has reportedly left his post at the group, days after he issued an apology to his employees for the way the early days of the Gezi events were covered on NTV, the group’s news channel. 

The leave was reportedly a step toward ending Aydın’s relationship with the group, according to sources.

Aydın was the only figure to apologize after Turkish media came under fire for ignoring the early clashes, in a move that was seen by the protesters as appealing to the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. 

Crowds had marched to the NTV building in Maslak to protest the channel’s coverage of the events.

June/13/2013

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