CNN Türk

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CNN Türk
CNN Türk logo.svg
Launched 11 October 1999; 17 years ago (1999-10-11) (SD)
28 March 2013; 4 years ago (2013-03-28) (HD)
Owned by Doğan Media Group (50%)
Turner Broadcasting System Europe (50%)
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Broadcast area Turkey
Headquarters Istanbul
Sister channel(s) Kanal D, Dream TV
Digiturk Channel 42
D-Smart Channel 30
Turksat 3A 11804 V 24444 5/6
Turksat Kablo TV S22
Teledünya Channel 49
Kabel Deutschland (Germany) Channel 810 (SD)
Unitymedia (Germany) Channel 408 (SD)
Satellite radio
Turksat 3A 11804 V 24444 5/6
Tivibu Channel 59
Streaming media
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CNN Türk is the Turkish affiliate of the cable news channel CNN that was launched to air on October 11, 1999. It broadcasts exclusively for Turkey and it is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System Europe and Doğan Medya Grubu. Its headquarters are in Istanbul.

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CNN Türk was one of the Turkish news channels which were criticised for not covering the 2013–14 protests in Turkey. On June 2, 2013 at 1:00am, CNN Türk was broadcasting a documentary on penguins while CNN International was showing live coverage of the protests in Turkey.[1]

"[On the afternoon of Friday, May 31, 2013] CNN Turk was broadcasting a food show, featuring the “flavors of Niğde.” Other major Turkish news channels were showing a dance contest and a roundtable on study-abroad programs. It was a classic case of the revolution not being televised. The whole country seemed to be experiencing a cognitive disconnect, with Twitter saying one thing, the government saying another, and the television off on another planet."[2]

In 2014, it showed a documentary on bees as Turkish Kurds undertook major protests about Ankara's refusal to support Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State in Kobanê.[3]

On 15 July 2016, CNN Turk was forced to shut down by soldiers during the 2016 Turkish coup attempt.[4]


  1. ^ Fleishman, Cooper (June 2, 2013). "CNN-Turk airs penguin documentary during Istanbul riots". Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ The New Yorker, 1 June 2013, Occupy Gezi: Police Against Protesters in Istanbul
  3. ^ Cockburn, Patrick (2014). "Whose side is Turkey on?". London Review of Books. 36 (21): 8–10. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  4. ^ CNN, Euan McKirdy. "Watch CNN Turk's final moments on air before soldiers shut it down". CNN. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 

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