An article was published about Turkey’s recent operation in Afrin, Syria called the Operation Olive Branch at the Guardian on 23 January 2018. The article, however, includes a substantial factual mistake.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey is ready to launch a military operation in the Syrian region of Afrin which is controlled by the YPG. This announcement has been making the headlines in international media outlets with analyses about a possible Turkish operation.
On 16 January 2018, an article written by Benyamin Poghosyan and titling “The Current State and Prospects of Armenia-Turkey Relations” was published in Stratfor. The article includes a factual mistake regarding the fate of the normalization process between Turkey and Armenia which was initiated in 2009. The normalization process was including the restoration of diplomatic relations and bilateral trade between two neighbors.
On 8 January 2018, an article written by Metin Gurcan and published by Al Monitor includes a factual mistake. In the article, the author claims "sympathy toward Salafist-jihadi networks is particularly notable in (Turkish) society's conservative segments."
On 24 December 2017, a new legislative decree was published in the Official Gazette with regards to several issues under the state of emergency and its article 121 was misinterpreted in several media outlets. For example, an article published on BBC on 1 February 2018 refers to the relevant legislative degree, and alleges that "a new law in Turkey has sparked concern that pro-government vi
On 3 January 2018, Al-Monitor published an article written by Zulfikar Dogan in which it was claimed that during the era of Turkey’s ruling AK Party, the nation has “never managed to repeat” the international sport achievements that had been obtained before 2002 - the time when the AK Party came to power - “not only in soccer and basketball but in other disciplines as well.”
However, Turkey has won many sporting competitions since 2002.