The Turkish community in Macedonia today organized a protest in front of Government after yesterday’s interview on TV “Sitel” where the editor and host Dragan Pavlovic – Latas insulted his guest, the SDSM leader Zoran Zaev, and said to him “You lie like a Turk!”
In the eventd posted on “Facebook” it states that Dragan Pavlovic – Latas’s insolence has no end, his panic and anxiety are visible and excessive.
“In today’s ‘Journal’ (02.10.2016, the author’s note) where the President of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia Zoran Zaev was a guest, the editor of the ‘Journal’, Dragan Pavlovic – Latas offended me and all members of the Turkish community, and according to the law, he is liable for slander, defamation and public insults. I invite all open-minded people tomorrow (Thursday) at noon, for a peaceful protest outside the Government of Macedonia to express our anger against the insolent insult to Turks, and at 13:00 infront of TV “Sitel”. The protest aims to ask the Government to disassociate itself from Dragan Pavlovic – Latas’s comments (because they are TV “Sitel’s” largest funders) and we request that all parties belong to the “Turkish” community to leave the coalition with VMRO-DPMNE, we also request that all MPs in Parliament to demand accountability from “Sitel”. At the same protest we will come together and file a joint lawsuit against the editor of the ‘Journal’ of TV “Sitel” Dragan Pavlovic – Latas, in accordance with the law on civil liability for slander, defamation or public insults.”