Radio and Television Supreme Council
More than 600 internet broadcasting platforms have applied to the Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) to obtain permission and license after the watchdog was officially granted more authority to regulate and monitor sound and visual broadcasting shared on the internet on a regular basis.
Turkish Journalists Association (TGC) has slammed Radio and Television Supreme Council's (RTÜK) decision to fine FOX TV, Halk TV, and Tele1, saying the ruling "is a direct intervention to the profession of journalism and is against the Constitution."
The average person in Turkey spends approximately three-and-a-half hours a day watching TV, according to a research by the Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK).
Turkey's top media watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), reviewed the English-language lyrics of pop songs, including Rihanna's, and issued hefty fines after concluding that they were inappropriate, daily Hürriyet columnist Cengiz Semercioğlu reported on June 7.
Turkey's top media watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), is set to ban TV commercials for high-calorie foods and drinks that may have potential health risks if consumed excessively.
The Justice Ministry has sent a letter of complaint to the Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) regarding the still unaired television series “Avlu” (prison yard in Turkish), stating that the show depicted prison personnel as “torturers” and the prison as a “torture center.”
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.