Radio in Turkey
Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) will cease monitoring private TV channels during campaigns of the upcoming referendum, according to a state of emergency decree published in the Official Gazette early on Feb. 9. The new regulation states that private channels will not have to broadcast in accordance with YSK rules.
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has introduced new measures limiting broadcasting after terror attacks.
In a meeting with representatives of broadcasters on Feb. 1, RTÜK gave information on broadcasting bans introduced with state of emergency decrees and the measures it will take if the rules are broken.
It was the year 2009. The discussions were centered on the decisions made at the Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK) after ?lhan Yerlikaya, from the Justice and Development Party (AKP), took over the position of acting president of the board.
Let us leave aside discussions on coalitions and an early election.
There are certain things that are certain: At the very least, we know that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) will not be able to use the Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK) high-handedly.
Two former prosecutors of the German-linked Deniz Feneri (Lighthouse) charity embezzlement case, who were removed from the case, criticized an Istanbul court?s decision on the case?s suspects.
The Istanbul court made the decision May 13 to either acquit the suspects involved in the case or drop the case entirely due to a lapse of time.