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Claim: DAESH passes through Turkey

Diken, an Istanbul based Turkish news website, quoted the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yuksekdag on 25 June 2015 saying "We think DAESH passes through Turkey.

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Claim: Reuters reporter taken into custody in Turkey

Cihan News Agency (CHA) claimed that Reuters Correspondent Faruk Yuce was taken into custody in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir while he was recording scenes from a rally organized by the Democratic Regions Party (DBP).

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Claim: France condemns Turkey’s downing of Russian plane

On 27 November 2015, Sputnik International published a news story that France condemned Turkey at a NATO Council meeting organized on Turkey’s request on 24 November for downing the Russian SU-24 war plane.

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Claim: Turkey discriminates among refugees

Goksun Yazici, a Turkish writer, claimed in an interview she gave the Diken news portal on 17 October 2015 that Turkey discriminates

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Claim: Erdogan insults Shimon Peres

Norman Stone from the Guardian wrote a news story on 6 December 2015 and claimed that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insulted former Israeli President Shimon Peres by using the Turkish word for “you” at the Davos conference in 2009, stati

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Claim: Turkey involved in DAESH oil trade

On 2 December 2015, the Russian Defense Ministry held a media briefing and accused Turkey of smuggling oil from DAESH. 1

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Claim: HDP receives no treasury grant

In his speech at the Middle East Institute on 3 December 2015, Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), stated that their party could not get the treasury grant for the elections that they deserved.

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Claim: Merkel disturbed by Presidential Complex

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chancellor Angela Merkel had a meeting in Istanbul on 18 October 2015 instead of the Presidential Palace in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey.

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