ANKARA 

The Western media lined up against Turkey during its anti-terror operation in northern Syria launched this October, forsaking its ethics in a campaign to defame Turkey, according to the deputy director general of Anadolu Agency, Turkey’s top news provider.  

The Western media never covered Turkey’s justified reasons for launching Operation Peace Spring, Metin Mutanoglu told a panel in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, about the operation and the Middle East.

“They forgot all their values and sustained a defamation campaign against Turkey,” he said.

Mutanoglu said the Western media disregarded the most basic rule of journalism — to double-check information —

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