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VOA Debuts 'TGRT Live' in Turkey

Weekly interactive broadcast spotlights news from and about the U.S.

Washington, D.C., July 11, 2006 - Turkey's Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul was featured in an exclusive interview today on a new weekly television segment provided by the Voice of America's Turkish Service to Turkey's TGRT News TV network. The new interactive segment, called TGRT Live, spotlights news from and about the U.S. It will air Tuesdays between 9:05 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. during TGRT’s 9:00 p.m. local newscast.

TGRT News TV also carries VOA's weekly half-hour magazine show Gündem (Journal), which airs on Sundays at 9:30 p.m. TGRT News TV, which has affiliated with VOA's Turkish Service since the launch of Gündem last year, is a 24-hour nationwide news network that claims a weekly audience share of over 30 percent of Turkey's estimated 25 million regular viewers.

VOA's Turkish Service also broadcasts 11 hours of radio every week. For more information on programs, frequencies, and schedules for VOA's Turkish Service, please visit Cell phone subscribers can find VOA news in Turkish at

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 100 million people. Programs are produced in 44 languages.

For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 203-4959, or e-mail