Turkish media insufficiently cover Karabakh problem - Federation of Journalists
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.3
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Turkish media insufficiently covers the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh, the president of the Turkish Federation of Journalists (TFJ) Atilla Sertel said Oct.3, speaking at the IV Baku International Humanitarian Forum.
He said that Turkey has carried out extensive work on the media coverage of the Karabakh conflict and Khojaly genocide, but at an insufficient level.
"Regarding the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh, the occupied territories are Azerbaijani lands. The solution of this problem must be found," said Sertel.
Despite the fact that some 22 years have passed since the events in Khojaly, this tragedy is not forgotten, he said.
The federation president also clarified the issue of Turkey's accession to the coalition against the "Islamic state."
"The issue of Turkey's participation in military operations outside the country is being discussed at the moment," he said. "And it worries us."
"Not all journalists of the world can freely express their thoughts," said Sertel. "As the president of TFJ, I declare that journalistic freedom means the freedom of the people. If journalists can not freely express their thoughts, then the people will not be free, either."