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Radio remains effective in Turkey despite technological advances

Radios are still an integral part of Turkish people's lifestyle despite the emergence of the internet and numerous technological advances such as podcasts, smartphones, and the like, according to research.

Owing to its low cost and easier accessibility, radio is still recognized as one of the most popular and effective means of communication.

Opposition parties question Turkey’s controversial new internet broadcasting regulation

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have submitted parliamentary questions regarding a contentious government bill granting Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) the authority to regulate every kind of internet broadcasting.


Turkey’s top media watchdog orders fine, to cease broadcasting of televangelist Harun Yahya’s channel

Turkey’s top media watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), ordered on Feb. 6 to impose a fine and cease broadcasting five times for the channel of controversial TV personality Adnan Oktar, who is known abroad as Harun Yahya.

Turkey’s media watchdog fines TV channel after pundit’s lewd remarks on Bosnians

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) ruled on Nov. 24 to impose a penalty against private broadcaster Beyaz TV after Turkish pundit Rasim Ozan Kütahyalı made sexually explicit comments targeting Bosnians during a live sports show.

Turkey's media watchdog cancels TV channels' licenses for first time based on state of emergency decree

Turkey's media watchdog Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) cancelled licenses for five TV channels, after the latter did not heed the council's broadcasting ban of 10 days, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on July 20.