Hürriyet launches online campaign against ‘all kinds of terror’
ISTANBULDaily Hürriyet has pioneered an online campaign on its official website in a move to congregate supporters across Turkey over the latest attacks targeting its headquarters in Istanbul.
A counter on which supporters can click a “Thanks for your support” button and show their support has been launched along with a specific campaign page.
“It is time to come together against all kinds of terror which try to capture our lives with chaos and violence,” the caption on the page reads.
To accompany the cause, the hashtag #HürriyetBenim, meaning both I am Hürriyet and Hürriyet is mine – a wordplay which marks the value of freedom - has also been created on Twitter, promoted by a live Twitter feed with the hashtag added to the campaign page.
The campaign page is available here.
Making a public statement in front of the attacked gate at Hürriyet headquarters on Sept. 9, Vuslat Doğan Sabancı, the chairwoman of daily Hürriyet, vowed the paper would continue independent journalism despite the attacks.
“We are not afraid, because you can’t do journalism by being afraid,” she said.
Her speech, accompanied by Doğan Media workers, has also become a trending topic on Twitter.
Dozens of security forces have been killed in terror attacks launched by outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants since July 20.
Hürriyet’s Istanbul headquarters and Ankara offices were pelted with stones by club-swinging protesters on Sept. 8, less than 48 hours after a similar attack by Justice and Development Party (AKP) supporters over the presentation of a report on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on its website.