Turkey is recently the subject matter of a lot of news and reviews around the world, and it comes at the top of the list in this regard. This increasing interest towards Turkey in media is not limited to the countries that Turkey has close ties or problems with. Our country is mentioned even in newspapers and television channels of countries whose people would hardly be able to locate Turkey on the world map.
A couple of years ago, I entered the words, ‘Turkey‘ and ‘Erdoğan‘ into the news settings of Google so that it would alert me about news and articles that include these two words. So, I am bombarded with alerts on a daily basis.
This applies to the newly-initiated News section of Apple, too. Because I let this program know that I follow the news in the USA related to these two words, it informs me about any news and articles, renewed throughout the day with new ones.
Leading media corporations have either opened temporary representative agencies in Turkey, or sent one -or even more- reporter to our country with a mission. News are gathered first-hand, and reviews are supported and enriched through diverse resources and interviews with knowledgeable individuals.
A similar situation was experienced in our country almost ten years ago, too. Initially, news and commentaries of that time carried an air of surprise, a kind of surprise like the one that is felt when a little child showed an unexpected success. More matured approaches had eventually got the upper hand in foreign media.
Is this media attention good or bad?