Turkish Parliament approves RTUK law

The new law allows broadcast in foreign languages and dialects too.

Turkish Parliament approves RTUK law

Turkish Parliament approved "Supreme Board of Radio & Television (RTUK) Law" on Tuesday.

The new law allows broadcast in foreign languages and dialects too.

Also, total foreign capital share will be 50 percent in media institutions. Foreign people and corporations can become direct partners of maximum two media institutions. Turkish or foreign shareholders will not own preference share.

Under the new law, RTUK can cut the broadcast, which are against broadcast principles, maximum five times.

Broadcasts "will not be against presence, independence and integrity of Republic of Turkey as well as principles and revolutions of Ataturk (founder of Republic of Turkey)."

Televisions and radios will not broadcast programs, which arouse grudge and hostility in society by making race, language, religion, gender, class, region and sect
discrimination, and will not praise terrorism and terrorist organizations.

Commercial communication will not be allowed for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in TV and radio programs.

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