Former Turkish president criticizes attack on daily Hürriyet
AA photoFormer President Abdullah Gül has criticized recent violent attacks on the office of daily Hürriyet.
“Violence on the media, such attacks, will give Turkey unforeseeable damage,” Gül told reporters on Sept. 10, in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri, his hometown.
“Such incidents cause unbelievable damage to Turkey’s image, our government’s image, and the image of Turkish politicians,” he added, stressing that such attacks must not be allowed.
“Everybody may have different opinions, and you may not accept them. But in democracies protests are held in democratic ways,” Gül said. “In particular, attacks on the press and the media will hurt Turkey’s image in the world.”