Bugun daily’s Editor-in-Chief BaIyurt fired by newly appointed trustees

Bugandun daily Editor-in-Chief Erhan Baiyurt has been sacked by trustees who were appointed to take over the management of the ipek Media Group following a controversial court decision.
According to the comments shared by the media groupsand’ employees on Twitter, trustees announced during a meeting on Thursday morning that Baiyurt, along with the reporters Bilal iahin and Cihan Acar, has been dismissed from the daily.
and”During todayand’s meeting, the trustees said andlsquothose who hold these opinions cannot work here,and’ by showing the paper. These peopleand’s problem is the editorial policy,and” Zaman daily reporter Ahmet DandOnmez, who watched the meeting via live video streaming application Periscope, commented on Twitter.
Bugandun TV Editor-in-Chief Tarik Toros was sacked from his post at the station on Wednesday by way of a handwritten notice from the new executive board.
Turkish police on Wednesday raided the headquarters of the media outlets in the group after the Ankara 5th Criminal Court of Peace ruled on Monday for the takeover of the administration of the holdingand’s companies, which includes critical media outlets, in a government backed move. Accompanied by riot police in gas masks, the police officers broke down the gates of the corporate headquarters of Koza ipek Holding, used pepper spray on the lawyers who tried to protest and entered the building by force. Police teams escorting a board of trustees, appointed to take over the management of the group, entered the television stationsand’ satellite uplink room in the following hours and the broadcasting was cut.

SOURCE: TODAYS ZAMAN