CNN Türk

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CNN Türk
CNN Turk logo.svg
Launched11 October 1999 (1999-10-11)
Owned by Demirören Group (50%)
WarnerMedia News & Sports (50%)
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Broadcast areaTurkey
Headquarters Istanbul
Sister channel(s) Kanal D, Dream TV
Website cnnturk.com
Availability
Satellite
Digiturk Channel 42
D-Smart Channel 30
Turksat 3A 11804 V 24444 5/6
Cable
Turksat Kablo TVS22
Teledünya Channel 49
Kabel Deutschland (Germany)Channel 810 (SD)
Unitymedia (Germany)Channel 408 (SD)
Satellite radio
Turksat 3A 11804 V 24444 5/6
IPTV
Tivibu Channel 59
Streaming media
Watch live http://video.cnnturk.com/canli-yayin

CNN Türk is a Turkish pay television news channel, launched on 11 October 1999 as the localised variant of American channel CNN. It broadcasts exclusively for Turkey and it is owned by the WarnerMedia News & Sports and Demirören Group. Its headquarters are in Istanbul.

CNN American news channel

Cable News Network (CNN) is an American news-based pay television channel owned by WarnerMedia News & Sports, a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia. CNN was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner as a 24-hour cable news channel. Upon its launch, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage, and was the first all-news television channel in the United States.

Turkey Republic in Western Asia

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, located in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Istanbul is the largest city, but more central Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 per cent of the population.

WarnerMedia American multinational media conglomerate

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Notable anchors

Controversy

CNN Türk was one of the Turkish news channels which were criticised for not covering the Gezi Park protests. On June 2, 2013 at 1:00am, CNN Türk was broadcasting a documentary on penguins while CNN International was showing live coverage of the protests in Turkey. [1]

Gezi Park protests protests in Turkey

A wave of demonstrations and civil unrest in Turkey began on 28 May 2013, initially to contest the urban development plan for Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park. The protests were sparked by outrage at the violent eviction of a sit-in at the park protesting the plan. Subsequently, supporting protests and strikes took place across Turkey, protesting a wide range of concerns at the core of which were issues of freedom of the press, of expression, assembly, and the government's encroachment on Turkey's secularism. With no centralised leadership beyond the small assembly that organized the original environmental protest, the protests have been compared to the Occupy movement and the May 1968 events. Social media played a key part in the protests, not least because much of the Turkish media downplayed the protests, particularly in the early stages. Three and a half million people are estimated to have taken an active part in almost 5,000 demonstrations across Turkey connected with the original Gezi Park protest. Twenty-two people were killed and more than 8,000 were injured, many critically.

CNN International Cable News Network International; International branch of CNN

CNN International is an international pay television channel that is operated by CNN. CNN International carries news-related programming worldwide; it cooperates with parent network CNN's national and international news bureaus. Unlike its sister channel, CNN, a US-only subscription service which is mostly broadcast from CNN studios in New York City and Atlanta, CNN International is carried on a variety of TV platforms across the world, and mostly broadcast from studios outside the US, in London, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi. In some countries, it is available as a free-to-air network. The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to BBC World, France 24, DW, RT, CGTN, NHK World or Al Jazeera.

"[On the afternoon of Friday, May 31, 2013] CNN Turk was broadcasting a food show, featuring the “flavors of Niğde.” Other major Turkish news channels were showing a dance contest and a roundtable on study-abroad programs. It was a classic case of the revolution not being televised. The whole country seemed to be experiencing a cognitive disconnect, with Twitter saying one thing, the government saying another, and the television off on another planet." [2]

Niğde Municipality in Turkey

Niğde is a town and the capital of Niğde Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey at an elevation of 1,300 m. In 2010 the population was 109,724.

In 2014, it showed a documentary on bees as Turkish Kurds undertook major protests about Ankara's refusal to support Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State in Kobanê. [3]

Kurds in Turkey refers to people born in or residing in Turkey who are of Kurdish origin. The Kurds are the largest ethnic minority in Turkey. According to various estimates, they compose between 15% and 20% of the population of Turkey. There are Kurds living in various provinces of Turkey, but they are primarily concentrated in the east and southeast of the country, within the region viewed by Kurds as Northern Kurdistan.

On 15 July 2016, CNN Turk was forced to shut down by soldiers during the 2016 Turkish coup attempt. [4]

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Taksim Square square in Istanbul, Turkey

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Atatürk Cultural Center architectural structure

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References

  1. Fleishman, Cooper (June 2, 2013). "CNN-Turk airs penguin documentary during Istanbul riots". dailydot.com. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  2. The New Yorker, 1 June 2013, Occupy Gezi: Police Against Protesters in Istanbul
  3. Cockburn, Patrick (2014). "Whose side is Turkey on?". London Review of Books . 36 (21): 8–10. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  4. CNN, Euan McKirdy. "Watch CNN Turk's final moments on air before soldiers shut it down". CNN. Retrieved 2017-07-13.