Παρασκευή, 12 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

Turkey to launch Persian language TV network


Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:55:32 GMT
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The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) is planning to launch a Persian television broadcast in attempts to serve Farsi-speaking audiences.

The new TRT project will include news and documentaries covering politics, economics and cultural topics. The channel's target viewers would be around 100 million people across the Middle East, Europe and Asia — 70 million in Iran, 20 million in Afghanistan and 10 million in Tajikistan and central Asia.

The TRT Persian-language TV network is a project moving parallel to the needs of Turkey's foreign policy and other developments.

The project aims to recall the thousands of years of shared culture and relations between the Turks and Iranians.

This is while the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation will launch an Arabic-language channel on February 21.

The Turkish daily Today's Zaman has said the channel would feature several news presenters brought in from Al-Jazeera TV.

“We (Turks and Arab people) have lived together for many years in this region. Following the First World War, there was a disconnection between us. We're trying to bridge that gap. The best way to do this is to explain ourselves and our position to them in their own language,” TRT Istanbul Manager Akir Ozbek was quoted as saying.

Agreements have been made with all the Arabic-speaking countries to enable the Arabic TRT channel to be carried by satellite

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