17 August 2012 /TODAY'S ZAMAN
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hosted members of the administrative body of Turkey's Media Association, a group representing journalists and dedicated to promoting freedom of the press, on Thursday, in a meeting that took place at the prime minister's office at İstanbul's Dolmabahçe Palace,.
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, Media Association Chairman Salih Memecan and the chief editors of various newspapers were also in attendance.
Memecan made a statement to the press following the meeting. “We thank the prime minister for receiving us,” he said. “We informed him about the activities of Turkey's Media Association in general. There is a media conference we plan to hold that will be an international conference about the future of the media. We informed him about this conference. Internet media was among the issues we discussed.” Memecan added that they had also talked about the way events are interpreted by the media.
The meeting, which lasted one-and-a-half hours, was closed to the press.