CBS News Apologizes to Turkey for Showing Istanbul as Greek Territory

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The management of US-based CBS News has apologized to Turkey for portraying Istanbul as Greek territory after Turkish Presidency Communications Director Fahrettin Altun sent a warning letter about it.

CBS News management apologized for its mistake regarding Turkey and Istanbul on a map shown in its news about the War between Russia and Ukraine, the Communications Directorate said.

The letter of apology contained the following statements:

“This chart, which incorrectly shows Istanbul as part of Greece and not Turkey, was corrected as soon as we were informed of the error. We adhere to the principle of accuracy in all our news and will review our publishing processes to ensure that such an error does not occur in the future. I appreciate you contacting us and giving us the opportunity to apologize on behalf of CBS News.”

The Director of Communications of the Turkish Presidency, Fahrettin Altun, after CBC News, carried out disinformation activities by showing Istanbul as Greek territory in one of its news about the passage of Russian warships through the straits; the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles sought to quickly correct this error and give the necessary explanation.

Altun stressed that necessary measures must be taken to avoid any steps that could open the discussion on Turkey’s territorial integrity.

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