June 2018

Independent article includes factual mistakes about Turkey’s constitutional amendments and parliamentary immunity of deputies

2018-06-22 11:52 BST
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On 20 June 2018, the Independent published an article about Turkey’s snap elections. However, the article contained factual mistakes.

Firstly, the article claimed that Turkey’s parliament voted to lift the parliamentary immunities of the deputies of the Peoples’ Democracy Party (HDP) in 2016. In fact, the parliament lifted the immunities of members of all parties in the parliament, not just the deputies of the HDP.

Financial Times article includes contradictory statements on Turkey’s financial situation

2018-06-20 07:12 BST
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On 15 June 2018, the Financial Times published an article on Turkey’s financial conditions. Referring to the low interest rates applied by Turkey’s Central Bank in the past few years, the article voiced the claim that Turkey’s financial stability was deteriorating and the reason behind it was “the unorthodox and loose macroeconomic management.” However, in another part of the article, it was claimed that the tighter monetary policy which started to be applied in late May is causing concern for inve

House of Commons debate on Turkey contains factual mistakes

2018-06-07 11:32 BST
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The House of Commons of the United Kingdom is holding a parliamentary debate titled “Early elections, human rights and the political situation in Turkey” on 7 June 2018. The House of Commons Library published a briefing document for the debate 'to provide a summary or overview of the issue being debated'.

Claim: Turkey’s millionaire population declined last year

2018-06-04 01:11 BST
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On 2 June 2018, the New York Times published an article about the global capital movements in which it was claimed that the millionaire population in Turkey declined by 12 percent in 2017 due to “affluent Turks effectively moving large sums of money out of the country."

The 12 percent decline in Turkey’s millionaire population last year was by far the largest of any major economy.