DIYARBAKIR - Four local television networks would begin broadcasting in Kurdish in March, the head of Turkey’s electronic media watchdog said late Wednesday.
Speaking during a visit to the regional office of the Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK) in the south eastern city of Diyarbakir, RTUK chairman Zahit Akman said that the beginning of broadcasts on private networks would be a first in Turkey. However, he warned that the broadcasts would be monitored by RTUK for breaches of the broadcasting laws.
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