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Al Jazeera launches Turkish channel

Al Jazeera is now available in the Turkish language. The new portal mobile applications and digital magazine, goes live on January 22nd.

Al Jazeera Türk is leading initially with a digital launch, with a TV channel to come later. Construction and indoor works are underway at the channel’s building in Topkapı, İstanbul.

Al Jazeera Türk is the latest member of the Al Jazeera Media Network, which already has channels broadcasting in Arabic, English and local Balkan languages.  It will be dedicated to Turkish-speaking audiences in different parts of the world, says Al Jazeera Türk’s Managing Director, İsmail Kızılbay.

Describing the channel as a ground-breaking development in terms of news broadcasting in Turkey, Kızılbay says “We have defined our target audience as any geography where Turkish is spoken – Turkey in particular. This means roughly 130-140 million people in Europe, Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia and the Middle East.”

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