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"Certain circles on international media hurt Turkey's image"

12 June 2013 23:52
Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu said certain circles on international media tried to damage Turkey's image at Taksim Gezi Park protests
ANKARA (AA) - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday certain circles on international media tried to damage Turkey's image at Taksim Gezi Park protests.

Speaking on the private "Haber Turk" TV channel, Davutoglu said Turkey was a rising country and  thus the image of the country was hurt by the international media's Taksim Gezi Park protests coverage.

"When compared, Taksim Gezi Park protests coverage by  the international media is different from the incidents in Turkey," said Davutoglu. "I know how the same media broadcast the killings in Syria. We know that they broadcast Taksim protests live for long hours without commercials while the same media did not pay much attention to Banyas massacres."

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