Erdogan urges supporters not to buy opposition newspapers
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday attended an iftar fast-breaking dinner given by his Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Ankara branch. Speaking at the dinner, Erdogan continued to sharply criticize the media, especially the Dogan media group, accusing it of waging a smear campaign against the government and the AKP. Stressing that recent false claims against the government and the AKP have dramatically damaged trust in the media, Erdogan said that they would continue to respond to groundless and malevolent media claims. He also called on all AKP members and sympathizers to boycott newspapers which print falsehoods about the government.