When the Arabic media attacks
I have previously pointed out the various changes in the Western media’s view of Turkey. Before the constitutional referendum, that sort of coverage existed, but Turkey and those who run the country have since been the subject of increasingly severe criticism … Now we have negative coverage of Turkey in the Arabic media. The West’s attitude can be disregarded up to a point, but what do we do with the attitude of the front, led by Saudi Arabia and which includes a country like Egypt with its active intellectual life, with its hurtful coverage? The government’s work is not easy. When they respond to the West and its critical media coverage, the AK Party spokesmen do not struggle to turn the situation into a useful tool. But when similar criticism comes from the Islamic and Arabic world, they are speechless, because it is not an oft-encountered situation … Let me remind you that Turkey is not a country that is used to being unloved.