23 Ekim 2020, Cuma
Ana Sayfa EN Politics Presidential "Consent Manufacturing Center" initiated in Turkey

Presidential “Consent Manufacturing Center” initiated in Turkey

Turkish government has initiated a new mechanism under the title “Strategic Communications & Crisis Management Department” which is authorised to “engage in psychological operations, propaganda and consent manufacturing activities as well as to fight against disinformation and manipulative misinformation”.

Under the Presidential Communications Directorate, a new unit has been initiated in the past week under the title of “Strategic Communications & Crisis Management Department”. According to the publication on the Official Gazette concerning the new unit, it will be responsible for guarding the state’s interests through cooperation and collaboration with relevant institutes and organizations, determine Turkey’s strategic communications policies, act against “all kinds of manipulative actions and disinformation targeting Turkey.”

PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, PROPAGANDA, MANUFACTURING CONSENT

The Presidential Decree making amendments in the organization of Presidential Communications Directorate was published last Friday on the Official Gazette.

According to the amendments, the unit “Strategic Communications & Crisis Management Department” has been introduced underneath the directorate. The department is authorized to:

“To detect all kinds of psychological warfare, propaganda, perception operation activities, all kinds of manipulative misinformation and disinformation targeting Turkey and to act swiftly against such activities.”

In the decree signed by AKP chair & President Erdoğan, the following duties have also been assigned to the “Strategic Communications & Crisis Management Department”:

“COOPERATE WITH RELEVANT ORGANS”

“a) To determine strategic communications policies that will be implemented in the national and international arena in cooperation with necessary institutes and organizations when necessary to guard the State’s strategic goals and targets within the framework of State’s and the nation’s interests.

b) To initiate cooperation and collaborations with relevant institutes and organizations to conduct strategic communications adn crisis management activities at the national and international arena.”

The duties and responsibilities assigned to the department has made news readers make the connection to Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky’s book “Manufacturing Consent”.

Support by Following Us

1,503BeğenenlerBeğen
133TakipçilerTakip Et
10,330TakipçilerTakip Et

Latest News

Stress, Anxiety, Depression: Does the coronavirus pandemic leave a “mass trauma”?

Over the last seven months the Coronavirus and with it our physical health, determined all other aspects of life. Although the pandemic entails great...

International coalition starts Turkey press freedom mission

A coalition of 11 international press freedom, freedom of expression and journalists‘ organisations are leading a joint press freedom mission to Turkey this week...

Assigning official vehicles to former ministers causing deficit in the budget

The Court of Audits in Turkey has run the procedural oversight on the ministerial budget at the Ministry of Environment & Urbanization. According to...

Twitter was inaccessible for 11 minutes in Turkey, causing scare due to the Social Media Law coming into effect

Turkey's notorious Social Media Law has come into full effect on October 1, 2020 and on the very day it happened, Twitter became inaccessible...

Torture: Two villagers thrown off a helicopter, one lost his life after 20 days in ICU

Two people in the province of Van were reported to have been thrown off a helicopter while under detention. Osman Şiban, one of the...

Claim: Islamist organizations preparing for civil war in Turkey

In recent years due to increasing personal armament in Turkey, the claims of a social conflict have been brought up from time to time....

Presidential “Consent Manufacturing Center” initiated in Turkey

Turkish government has initiated a new mechanism under the title "Strategic Communications & Crisis Management Department" which is authorised to "engage in psychological operations,...

Related News

MHP leader Bahçeli called for Death Penalty to be reinstated

MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli made a statement, "Reinstating the death penalty in our legislation may deter the commitment of heinous and primitive crimes." Government's far...

Opposition MP attacked violently after getting targeted by Minister of Interior

Turkish Workers Party TİP member of parliament, actor Barış Atay criticized the Minister of Interior for release of an alleged rapist from prison as...

CHP deputy kicked by police during Victory Day March

During the August 30 Victory Day March in Kırşehir, police prevented main opposition CHP representatives. During the quarrel, police kicked CHP Kırşehir deputy Dr....

CHP metropolitan mayors criticize AKP’s management of coronavirus pandemic

CHP's metropolitan mayors Ekrem İmamoğlu and Mansur Yavaş attended an online webinar organized by IYI Party. The two mayors criticized lack of transparency concerning...

Right-wing Values Rebranded: A Case Study on IYI Party

Through the fragmentation of the Nationalist Movement Party, IYI Party found a space to reproduce and hide old fashioned right wing policies under liberal...
- Advertisement -