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Words and parks
Words and parks
Hakan Tanriverdi

ISTANBUL - "The media have sold out! The media have sold out!" several thousand protesters chanted in front of NTV offices. Their beef with the Turkish news channel was that it had stayed silent too long about what was going on in and around Gezi Park in Istanbul.

The protesters feel the press has let them down. When the demonstrations began in Istanbul, and the police let loose on peaceful demonstrators with pepper spray and tear gas, CNN International did broadcast some live pictures from Taksim Square. But the channel’s Turkish offshoot CNNTürk had something cuter scheduled that apparently couldn't be bumped: small penguins waddling through Antarctica.

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