A Turkish Islamist television station said it would take a show off air following an interview with an opposition party mayoral candidate who spoke of the need to protect the country’s LGBT community, opposition news outlet Oda TV reported.
Viewers reacted angrily on social media to host Çağlar Cilara’s interview with Alper Taş, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate for mayor of the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul on TV5, an Islamist station, the site said on Monday.
Cilara was accused of making LGBT propaganda during the interview, in which Taş accused the Islamist ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of hypocrisy on gay and transgender issues.
"We are going to ensure that they live in a humane fashion … What is it that causes you to have so much anger towards the LGBT community? They are created by God and they are his servants, too. How is it their fault if they have been created as such?” Taş asked on TV5. Read more via Ahval
TV5 macerası da bitti.— Çağlar Cilara (@caglarcilara) March 5, 2019
Türkiye'de gazeteciler siyasi kutuplaşmanın, kavganın, gürültünün arasında kalıyor.
Ben sorumu sorarım, haber çıkarırım, 8 yılda 3 binin üzerinde program yaptım. On binin üzerinde programlarımdan haber çıktı.
Soru sormaya devam edeceğim merak etmeyin. https://t.co/rFEKAyETXc