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. The service receives substantial audience feedback from Turkey, Europe, Cyprus, and the Middle East. Turkey is a multi-party democracy; however, Freedom House and other international organizations rate Turkish media only "partly free." The Syrian war and the 3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, along with worsening relations with the U.S. and Russia, put Turkey in the middle of international controversies.
Established: February 1942-1945, 1948 to present
Target Area: Turkey, Europe, Eurasia
TV Programming: 2.5 hours per week of live news for TGRT News TV Channel, including 10-minute live reports M-F and a 30-minute per week magazine, 2.5 hours per week of ‘Studio Washington’ for EgeTURK TV with an additional 7.5 hours of repeats.
Programs and additional features available at:
Programs and Features
VOA-TGRT Live - A 15-minute wrap of the latest news airing in Turkey at 8:45 p.m. M-F. In addition, VOA Turkish produces a weekly 30-minute magazine program airing on the same network at 6:30 p.m. local time on Sundays. TGRT News also receives a live 8 to 10-minute news report via satellite, airing at 5:30 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday.
TGRT News TV Channel is a 24-hour nationwide network with a weekly audience share of over 30% of Turkey’s estimated 25 million regular viewers.
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.
Kent TV, in western Turkey, is also re-broadcasting both VOA Turkish TV shows. In addition, CNNTURK, KANAL D, Haber Turk and NTV are using the service’s special reports and live TV feeds on an ad-hoc basis.
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 Service 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.