President Tayyip Erdoğan’s chief advisor Oktay Saral claimed that Hürriyet Daily is the representative of global powers and it was founded by people with the same mentality of those who have founded Israel.
Saral stated that “Hürriyet Daily is founded in 1948 which is the year Israel was founded. It (Hürriyet) is established by people with the same mentality of those who have founded Israel. Hürriyet took part in the actions for destroying the values of Turkey. This is the reason of its existence. These are working for chaos. Aydın Doğan (the owner of Hürriyet) has no relation with the culture, with values of this country. Aydın Doğan is a person who doesn’t belong to this country yet he looks like he does.” (27 March 2017)