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"It is obvious that there is a need to regulate media organisations which operate with funds from foreign state and institutions," Altun told Turkey's state-owned Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.
He added that the government will not allow any fifth-column activity under new guises.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan heads to Turkish Cyprus on July 19 to mark the anniversary of Turkey's 1974 intervention, a visit which is closely monitored by the European Union and the Greek Cypriots as the trip is seen as a show of strength to support a two-state solution to the island's decades-long division.
Massive fires broke out in forestlands across Turkey as temperature rises above the seasonal normal.
Amid a sweltering heatwave in Turkey, forest fires in the country's western and southern coasts have been ongoing over the past two days, with hundreds of hectares of forest land already burnt to ashes.