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Turkey's top media watchdog removes broadcaster Rudaw based in northern Iraq from satellite

The Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has decided to remove broadcaster Rudaw, which is affiliated to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, from its satellite broadcasting on the same day voting took place on an independence referendum in the KRG.

The council made the decision at an extraordinary meeting in the capital Ankara on Sept. 25. 

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. 

Turkish ministry to support TV series promoting family life

Turkish Family and Social Policies Ministry has announced plans to support TV series that promote family life and which are aimed at children. 

The ministry commenced talks with the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) on the issue and is working to determine the criteria regarding the support, daily Habertürk reported May 23. 

TV dating shows not banned in Turkey, but screen time rules changed

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) will not ban TV dating shows in Turkey, but it will only let them be aired at times when children do not watch TV, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The report came after claims that a state of emergency decree published on April 29 had outlawed television dating shows in the country.

New decree law includes 'hidden threats' against TV, radio broadcasters: Turkey's media watchdog member

Debate over a recently issued state of emergency decree law is continuing, as a Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) member elected from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) said the new regulations include "hidden threats" against TV channels and radio broadcasters. 

Questions linger after decree law limiting matchmaking shows in Turkey

The future of TV dating shows in Turkey remains under a cloud after a state of emergency decree published on April 29, with the country's television watchdog saying a "study is under way" on the matter. 

"We are having the legal consultancy department conduct a study," RTÜK chair Prof. Dr. İlhan Yerlikaya told daily Hürriyet. 

Turkey's election board to not fine publishing referendum polls

Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) will no longer have the power to fine political parties that violate election laws concerning pre-election survey procedures, a decision that drew criticism from opposition parties, which predicts it will lead to an unfair campaign process for the country's upcoming referendum.  

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