Turkey shuts down 12 TV Channels

Turkey shuts down 12 TV Channels

The Turkish government has shut down 12 TV channels, including seven in Kurdish language, under the state of emergency imposed after the coup attempt in July, local media reported.

According to the IMC broadcaster, Kurdish channels that ceased broadcasting via the Turksat satellite include Hayatın Sesi, Azadi TV, Jiyan TV, Van TV, TV10, Denge TV and Zarok TV. 

According to the outlet, the state of emergency provides the legal basis for such move, however the reason behind it is unclear. None of the Turkish government officials have commented on the channels' closure so far, Sputnik reports.


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