Journalists handed pre-determined questions to ask Erdoğan in briefing
A group of pro-government journalists was handed pre-determined questions to ask Erdoğan during a press briefing on Dec. 6. The issue was revealed by the daily Yeniçağ, which posted the questions prior to the briefing. The journalists were seen asking the same questions published by the daily.
A group of pro-government journalists was handed pre-determined questions to ask President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a press briefing on Dec. 6.
Minutes before the briefing, the daily Yeniçağ published the questions and to whom they were assigned.
The journalists were seen asking the same questions published by the daily.
State-run Anadolu Agency correspondent Kaan Bozdoğan, Gülsen Kenarlı from the Demirören News Agency, Aslı Bilger Kutludağ from staunchly pro-government A Haber and Mücahit Topçu from CNN Türk were the journalists who received the questions, according to Yeniçağ.
An interesting moment took place during the briefing when Erdoğan told Kutludağ that she is "cornering" him with her question.
While one of the questions concerned Erdoğan's visit to Qatar and the Ankara-Doha bilateral relations, the others were on the Taliban, the fight against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), minimum wage talks, and the price hikes in markets.