Turkish PM rules against media hate
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned government and municipal authorities not to discriminate against non-Muslims, and instructed the country's judicial authorities to act against print and broadcast material that provokes racial and religious hatred.
"Although legal readjustments were made on matters concerning the non-Muslim minorities in our democratisation programme, it has been noticed that these have not been fully implemented," he said in a decree.
Just last month, Jewish community leaders visited Mr Erdogan and raised the question of antisemitic material in the media. A statement issued by the communal council welcomed Mr Erdogan's initiative.