Turkish Airlines discriminates against critical newspapers on planes


Date posted: December 23, 2013

İSTANBUL

Turkey’s flagship carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) stopped the distribution of the Zaman, Today’s Zaman, Bugün and Ortadoğu dailies to business-class passengers on its planes on Monday without providing any explanation, though other dailies are still being handed out onboard.

THY’s Public Relations Department gave no explanation as to why it made the decis

Source: Today's Zaman , December 23, 2013


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