Radio in Turkey
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.
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.
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.
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 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.