RTÜK, a message was sent to representatives of media organizations. The warning that it was determined that some images broadcasted on TVs were broadcast without specifying the archival quality, said:
“Particularly in the period of complete closure, the presence of crowded images in the background of many programs, especially news bulletins, causes a misunderstanding that people do not obey the rules and law enforcement officers do not fulfill their duties. In the subparagraph (ı) of the first paragraph of Article 8 of the Law on Services, it is obligatory to state the archive or animation quality of the images and the source of the news received from agencies or other media sources. For this reason, it is necessary to show sensitivity in the use of empty street and street images instead of crowded images in the broadcasts made in order to conclude the complete closure period, which we conduct with great sacrifices throughout the nation, and it should be stated that the images are archival in necessary cases. We wish you good work. “
RTÜK MEMBER TAŞÇI, RESPONDED
RTÜK member İlhan Taşçı, in a statement made on his Twitter account, reacted to RTÜK President Şahin for the message sent. Taşçı said, “RTÜK President Ebubekir Şahin sent an ‘instruction’ to the directors of television channels on a special line today. Televisions were asked not to use lebalep images; instead, ’empty street and street images should be used’! Stadiums, congresses will not be shown!” used expressions.
RTÜK President Ebubekir Şahin replied to Taşçı in a statement he made on his Twitter account. Şahin said, “It is just befitting to manipulate the constructive reminder that we have made in a very clear and plain language as part of our duty with a distorted mindset. When the streets and agenda were empty, the obvious malevolent mentality jumped on it like a Moorish. “We will continue to do our job properly, despite all our efforts to intimidate”.