TSK lifts censor on photo of Çerkez Ethem

Ethem, who was famous for his successes during Turkey's War of Independence, was later labeled a “traitor” due to his opposition to some of Ankara's policies at the time.

TSK lifts censor on photo of Çerkez Ethem

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), which had censored a photo of Çerkez Ethem standing next to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, on its website, discontinued doing so on Tuesday after the Turkish media reported the censorship.

Ethem, who was famous for his successes during Turkey's War of Independence, was later labeled a “traitor” due to his opposition to some of Ankara's policies at the time. The photos included all the memories of Atatürk between 1905 and 1938.

In one of the photos depicting Atatürk with a large crowd at the Ankara railway station, Ethem is standing next to him but his face is blurred.

Following criticism, the TSK posted the uncensored version of the photo on its website.

News reports said journalist-writer Fuat Uğur was the first to notice the censorship on the TSK website.

Last Mod: 26 Şubat 2013, 17:16
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