Encyclopedia of Social Science - 20-3-2009
The Turkish prime minister said late on Wednesday that radio broadcast in Kurdish would begin. Turkey's Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that a radio station broadcasting in Kurdish would be launched.
"Also, another step will be launching a TV channel broadcasting in Arabic," Erdogan said in a TV program on the private TGRT Haber channel.
Erdogan said that preparations for a TV channel in Arabic were about to be completed, and the TV channel, under the auspices of the state-run Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), could start broadcasting at any moment. "TRT Ses (the TV channel broadcasting in Kurdish) is in the first place not only in the Southeastern Anatolia Region but also the north of Iraq in terms of rating," Erdogan said.
Erdogan also said that Kurdish people could use their mother tongue in activities and cultural events without any problems. Turkey's state-run media network TRT began as of January 1, 24-hour broadcast in Kurdish on its channel, TRT 6 (Ses).