Turkey to launch new Middle East TV channel

Turkish state broadcaster TRT will launch a new free-to-air television channel on March 21 catering to Turkish expats living in the Middle East and Europe.
Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the launch of the channel would coincide with Nevruz Day.
Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the launch of the channel would coincide with Nevruz Day.

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Turkish state broadcaster TRT will launch a new free-to-air television channel on March 21 specifically catering to Turkish expats living in the Middle East and Europe.
 
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the launch of the channel was timed to coincide with Nevruz Day, which celebrated the beginning of spring in a large number of countries across the region.
 
 “We will have the chance to give our voice to the region where our citizens and kinsmen live. We will also have the chance to be informed about those places,” Erdogan said, addressing Turkish Parliament.

 

The confirmation of the new channel follows the launch of TRT’s Kurdish-language television service in the Middle East on January 1.
 
The new channel is expected to made be available on the Nilesat, Eutelsat and Arabsat platforms.

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