The BBC has been accused of 'costing' Istanbul the right to host the 2020 Olympics in what has been described as a "tragedy".
Advertising tycoon Sir Martin Sorrell, who was heavily involved in the Istanbul bid, blamed the BBC's "unfair" coverage on Turkey's failure in the bidding process.
Sorrell told the Leaders in Football conference that it was a "tragedy" that Turkey was passed over.
The 68-year-old claimed that the BBC's portrayal of the Taksim Square clashes in July between riot police and anti-government protesters was responsible.
He argues that the BBC, who were famously accused ofRead More »from Did the BBC cost Istanbul the 2020 Olympics?