Turkish-Armenian MP concerned over Armenophobia in Turkish press

19:17 • 14.06.17



An Armenian member of Turkey’s parliament has voiced concern over the anti-Armenian propaganda in the Turkish press.


Selina Dogan, who represents the opposition People’s Democratic Party in the Grand National Assembly, called the legislators’ attention to a recent statistics revealing an increased hatred towards the Armenians, sources from her press service told Tert.am.


It comes after the Hrant Dink Foundation published a report outlining cases of hatred against ethnic and religious minorities in Turkey. The document revealed that Armenians were the most frequently selected targets in the Turkish media.


Particularly, in the first four months of 2017, different Turkish media outlets published a total of 1,876
nationalist articles or news items. of which 58 addressed different ethnic or religious groups. The study also found 2,335 racist wordings aired or published in the reporting period.


Of them, 439 concerned the Armenians, 433 – the Syrians and 228 – the Jews and 2010 – the Christians in general.


Dogan also called attention to politicians’ rhetoric which she said plays a big role in breeding social hatred. She urged lawmakers to be more attentive and delicate when choosing language in their public speeches.





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