Hyndsight

Thoughts on research, forecasting, statistics, and other distractions.

Subject ▸ Elections

Media coverage of presidential candidates in Turkey

When Dogan Media was bought by a pro-Erdogan businessman, many suspected a change in the position of its news outlets in the long-run. I compare the tweets by Hurriyet — Dogan’s top-selling daily — in two presidential elections, before and after the sale. I find unmistakable changes in the way the newspaper approached the candidates, increasing its bias towards Erdogan in the election months after the sale. Most news media are divided into pro- and anti-Erdogan camps in Turkey.

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