Radio in Turkey
The Kurdish problem-focused Peoples? Democratic Party (HDP) filed an official complaint to Turkey?s Supreme Election Board (YSK) on May 5, claiming that President Tayyip Erdo?an has been taking sides on behalf of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti), despite the president?s political neutrality outlined in the constitution.
Turkey?s media watchdog has decided not to fine the company responsible for a TV advertisement in which a Turkish flag was shown, which is forbidden in ads.
The Supreme Council of Radio and Television (RTÜK) did not order a punishment for the usage of the national flag in the ad for the A?ao?lu group, owned by prominent business mogul Ali A?ao?lu.
Turkey?s media watchdog, the Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK), fined TV stations a total of 37 million liras over the course of 2014, according to its annual activity report.
The report also revealed that the watchdog received over 120,000 complaints from viewers last year, a rise of 2.3 percent from 2013.
Turkey's TV watchdog has fined six private broadcasters for breaching a gag order on the parliamentary graft inquiry commission's process by "reading out newspaper articles."
The Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK) had announced that it would monitor TV broadcasters after the ban on the graft commission's inquiry was issued.