Friday, March 24, 2006

First Broadcasts in Kurdish Begin Today

By Cihan News Agency
Published: Thursday, March 23, 2006

On Thursday evening, two local televisions and one radio station will begin their Kurdish-language program broadcasts – the first time for private radio or television channels in Turkey to broadcast in a language other than Turkish.

Diyarbakir-based Gun and Soz televisions, and Sanliurfa-based Medya FM Radio station signed an approval agreement with the Radio Television Watchdog (RTUK) on Friday, March 17, which finally gave the go-ahead for the Kurdish-language programs.