TRT to launch Kurdish language channel

The Turkish state broadcaster TRT plans to launch a new international channel which will broadcast in Kurdish, Arabic, Farsi and Zazaki (a Kurdish dialect). The new channel will be aimed at Turkey and neighbouring countries and is due to launch sometime next year.

The statement on the new channel was made by TRT director Ibrahim Sahi in the Aksam newspaper. The service will be made available on a number of platforms including DTH satellite.