28/05/2020 | Writer: Yiğit E Korkmaz

The program "Doğrusu ne" (What's the truth) which targeted LGBTI+'s and legitimized discrimination, was aired on TRT 1.

The smear campaign against LGBTI+’s on the state TV channel TRT 1 Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

LGBTI+'s were targeted in the "What's the Truth" program, which airs every day at 19.40 on public television TRT 1.

At May 25 the program was about what happened after the Religious Affairs Administration of Turkey's hate khutbah, while LGBTI+'s were targeted with the following words: "All kinds of illegitimate sexual intercourse".

The program also legitimized the discriminatory remarks of the Supreme Council of Religious Affairs and The Chairperson of the Turkish Bar Association Metin Feyzioğlu, and those who reacted to discrimination were accused with "highly unfair and irresponsible attitude" and making "outrageous statements".

The hour of broadcast, which was just before the airing of the Madagascar 2 animation movie, also drew attention.

The program, prepared with the contributions of the Bosphorus Global Relations Center, is supposedly about finding the true explanations regarding the incidents that are claimed as lies. However, while discrimination was legitimized in previous episodes of the program, information on the incidents was heavily distorted too. On last night's broadcast, human rights organizations, bar associations, and trade unions have been targeted due to their reactions to discrimination. The fact that no verification tool is used in the program, and it only involved the discriminatory statements was another point that stood out.

Tags: human rights, media