|Launched||10 June 2004|
|Closed||29 February 2016|
|Owned by||Koza İpek Holding|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Sister channel(s)||Bugün Daily, Bugün TV, Kanaltürk Radio, Millet Daily|
Kanaltürk was a TV channel in Turkey.
In 2008, the company had been in financial difficulties, with tax debts of as much as $10m, and many employees not paid over the preceding seven months.
In October 27, 2015, Turkish police storm and shut down both Kanaltürk TV station and Bugün TV station that have been critical of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) ahead of a general election on November 1. Baris Yarkadas, a lawmaker with the main-opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), said “We are witnessing the police entering news organizations, delivering declarations and taking over journalists’ seats—just like junta periods, this is called a police state”. And now October 28, Wednesday off the air 16:37 (TSİ) 15:37 (GMT+1) alongside channel Kanaltürk, Bugün TV and Kanaltürk Radio has been interrupted.
- "İpek Medya kapatıldı" (in Turkish). CNN Türk. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
- Hurriyet Daily News, 14 May 2008, Deal props gov't boosters
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