New York Times posts, tweets in Turkish
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Hürriyet photoU.S. media giant The New York Times recently posted a Turkish article on its website while also tweeting the link to the article in Turkish.
The article, "Turkey Human Rights Hypocrisy” by New York Times Op-Ed writer Taner Akçam, was published online today both in Turkish and in English in an unprecedented move by the newspaper.
The piece focuses on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's reaction toward the Syrian crisis, branding it "hypocritical."
"Turkey’s attempt to cultivate an image as the global protector of Muslim rights is compromised by a legacy of ethnic cleansing and genocide against Christians and terror against Arabs and Kurds," Akçam wrote.
Akçam further said he had access to documents that "were once classified as top secret" that backed his accusations of "genocidal" Ottoman acts.
The announcement of the article through micro-blogging website Twitter was made in Turkish as well. Social media users in Turkey and around the world quickly reacted to the move, turning it into a popular point of discussion online.