In February 2016, The Huffington Post wrote about how Turkish media bans after recent terrorist attacks have allowed the governing AKP regime to “control supporters and punish dissenters in the press”. In other words, they allow the State to control the narrative of the majority of Turkish citizens.
During a broadcast ban after the 19 March terror attack in Istanbul, this censorship could have hit Kurdish Question, an alternative news outlet in English that aims to combat the anti-Kurdish propaganda pushed by the Turkish State. The site reported on 19 March that the PKK – through the KCK umbrella group – had condemned the bombing. It also said Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) had been responsible for the attack. But its web page was not accessible.
In the absence of access to Kurdish Question, there appears to be very little coverage in the mainstream media that cuts through shameful AKP attempts to compare Daesh and the Kurdish movement – and thus justify the Turkish State’s genocidal war against Kurdish communities in south-east Turkey. Here is part of the 19 March statement, via Hevallo on Facebook, from the KCK: