TRT 6

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TRT 6
Trt 6 logo.png
Launched January 1, 2009
Owned by Turkish Radio and Television Corporation
Picture format 16:9
Country Turkey
Broadcast area Turkey and Europe
Website TRT
Availability
Satellite

TRT 6, part of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, is Turkey's first national Kurdish language television station. It broadcasts in the Kurmanji and Sorani dialects of the Kurdish language. It offers programs aimed at all ages and promoting the perspective of the Turkish state and its values. TRT 6 programs include films, documentaries, drama series and music programs, as well as programs aimed at children and women. Further broadcasting on TRT 6 in Arabic and Persian are also planned.[1] The main objective of TRT 6 is to reflect Turkey’s cultural diversity on the screen. TRT 6 coordinator Sinan İlhan has said that their aim is to serve for the benefit of the Turkish state and its citizens, in line with the Turkish Constitution, and provide broadcasts contributing to the democratic awareness of the country’s people. Politicians say that the new channel will help contribute to the unity and solidarity of Turkey's citizens and will meet an important social need as well.[2] Another unofficial reason is to counter alleged PKK propaganda from the satellite channel Roj TV.[3] [4] TRT 6 is on broadcast from the western scope of the Türksat 3A satellite. The satellite frequency of the channel can be received from Turkey and the rest of Europe.[5]

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