CHP files complaint after TRT cuts live broadcast of Kılıçdaroğlu revelation
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has filed a complaint about state-broadcaster TRT for cutting the live broadcast of CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s parliamentary group speech, in which he revealed documents about off-shore bank transactions of the close circle of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
“We have applied to the Radio and Television Supreme Board against TRT for obstructing the public’s right to receive information,” CHP deputy Barış Yarkadaş posted on his official Twitter account on Nov. 28.
Earlier on Nov. 28, Kılıçdaroğlu revealed banking documents of millions of dollars of transactions by Erdoğan’s relatives - including his son and brother - to an off-shore company in the tax-haven Isle of Man.
The CHP said TRT’s cutting of the broadcast during the speech was an attempt at “censorship.”
“TRT, which is funded by our taxes, openly conducts censorship,” Yarkadaş said, adding that the CHP had also brought the issue to parliament’s attention.
“We have also brought TRT’s censorship of our leader to parliament’s agenda through a parliamentary question,” he wrote.