Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) cameraman Binali Erdoğan was removed from his job over social media posts criticizing the country’s newly introduced executive presidential system.
TRT’s discipline committee ruled, on Sept 26, to dismiss Erdoğan from his job as part of an administrative investigation, launched before the presidential referendum on Apr 16, 2017.
According to media, Erdoğan posted a tweet ahead of the referendum to criticize extended powers that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan would be given in an executive presidency.
The discipline committee, however, considered his tweet as an insult against the President.
Media also said Yasin Karaz, a contracted driver at TRT was earlier dismissed from his job for liking Erdogan’s tweet on Twitter.