VOA Broadcasting in Turkish
VOA Turkish is a multimedia Internet and TV service. Its TV programs air by leading news networks in Turkey. The VOA Turkish website and mobile news service, along with social media, attract a high number of users. Interviews and broadcasts by VOA Turkish are frequently re-distributed in the Turkish media. Reporters of VOA Turkish send live feeds daily to most major TV networks in Turkey. Turkey is a multi-party democracy; however, Freedom House and other international media watchdogs rate Turkish media as “not free.” The Syrian war that resulted in almost 4 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, along with worsening relations with the U.S. over Ankara’s purchase of Russian missiles, has put Turkey in the middle of international controversies.
Established: February 1942-1945,
1948 to present
Target Area: Turkey, Europe, Eurasia
4 hours per week of live news M-S for EKOTURK TV Channel, including daily 30-minute live broadcasts M-S and twice a-week of 30-Minute Q&A’s, 2.5 hours per week (M-F) of ‘Studio Washington’ for EgeTURK TV with an additional 7.5 hours of repeats.
Programs and additional features
Programs and Features
VOA-EKOTURK ‘Studyo VOA’ - A 30-minute wrap of the latest news airing in Turkey at 6:30 p.m. local time, Monday through Saturday. The newscast includes remotes from D.C., NY, Paris, London and Berlin. On Fridays and Sundays EKOTURK has two live Q&A’s with service reporters on current events, Turkish-American relations and American politics.
VOA-EGETURK ‘Studyo Washington’ - A 30-minute program airing M-F on EgeTURK TV. It includes news, interviews, a U.S. press opinion roundup, as well as health, science, technology and lifestyle features. It is repeated three times throughout the day.
‘Washington Bureau Niche’ - CNNTURK, KANAL D, Haber Turk, Haber Global, Bloomberg TV, TGRT Haber, Halk TV, Tele1 and NTV are using the service’s special reports and getting live hits from the service’s reporters on a daily basis. VOA Turkish follows the ‘Washington Bureau’ concept.
On April 29, 2019, VOA Turkish, along with BBC Turkish and France 24, launched +90, a DW sponsored YouTube Channel in Turkish. It is the first time DW, BBC, VOA and France 24 have joined forces in a media project of this caliber. In less than 2 months, the number of subscribers to the +90 YouTube channel surpassed 100,000.
VOA Turkish is affiliated with Mynet, the leading internet portal in Turkey and one of the most popular and widely used internet destinations with over 6.5 million registered members and 38 million monthly unique visitors. VOA Turkish has a special page on Mynet’s ‘Dunya’ section. The service’s flash news and unique interviews frequently appear on Mynet’s front page.
VOA Turkish is also affiliated with Dailymotion, a French video-sharing website. Dailymotion is the world’s second largest video distribution platform. It offers a mix of content from users, independent creators and premium partners. They use all videos VOA Turkish posts on its website.