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Turkish Airlines stops giving out Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos

1-06-2019, 13:17 Region » Turkey
Turkish Airlines stops giving out Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos

1 June 2019, 13:17 - NovostiNK
Turkish Airlines announced that it unilaterally ended a contract with the Turkish-Armenian weekly newspaper Agos and would not give out the newspaper on its stands and airplanes, Ahval news reported on Friday.

Turkish Airlines, which started distributing Agos in 2013, decided last week to end the contract. Turkey’s flagship carrier announced the decision in a written statement without explaining its reasons, the source said.

Agos, which was founded in 1996 by journalist Hrant Dink and a group of his friends, to raise awareness on the problems of the Armenians in Turkey, was the first newspaper published in Turkish and Armenian since the Republic of Turkey was founded in 1923. Dink, the former, editor-in-chief of the newspaper, was assassinated in 2007 in front of Agos office in Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines in recent years have been criticised for stopping giving out opposition newspapers and just distributing pro-government ones.



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