Russia to open new Crimean Tatar TV channel

Occupation authorities of Crimea plan to open a new pro-Russian Crimean Tatar TV channel and radio in fall 2015

Russia to open new Crimean Tatar TV channel

World Bulletin / News Desk

The self-proclaimed head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov has approved a council for new public pro-Russian TV and radio company of the Crimean Tatar. The corresponding decree was published on the website of the government of the republic. 

The Council includes the Mufti of Muslims of Crimea Emirali Ablaev, a member of the Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations Eskender Bilyalov, rector of the Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University Fevzi Yakubov, director of the museum of the Crimean Tatar cultural and historical heritage Safie Eminova, Olympic champion Greco-Roman wrestling Rustem Kazakov, the chairman of the religious community of the Crimean Karaites "Cholpon" Dmitry Polkanov and others - 24 people in total.

The main task of the council would be control over the channel's broadcasting program policy, ensuring the rights of citizens to information, protection of Crimean Tatar public TV and radio company from any influences contrary to the interests of viewers, says the government website. 

Earlier, deputy chairman of the Crimean parliament Remzi Ilyasov said that the new public broadcasting company for Crimean Tatars should start its broadcast on September 1, 2015. 

Since April 1, Crimean Tatar channels ATR and Lale, radio Meydan, Avdet newspaper, QHA news agency were rejected of obtaining Russian-type license by the unrecognized authorities and therefore suspended from operating within borders of Crimea. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Temmuz 2015, 11:07