China CTV channel for Turkey
October 27, 2014
By Chris Forrester
Chinese channel CTV has launched in Turkey. Founded in co-operation with media group GB Times, the channel will show a mix of entertainment including soaps, documentaries and movies, but will also include Chinese lessons.
“Not only are economic relations between the two countries growing but the cultural relations are also growing” said Yu Hongyang, China’s Ambassador in Ankara, Turkey.
“Followed by millions of people in China, the media platforms of CTV and CTV Youtube will bring together the Turkish audience and the Chinese culture,” said a statement.
Since 2009, when former Turkish President Abdullah Gul paid an official visit to China, Turkish-Chinese relations have been improving. The two countries have signed many energy and economic agreements.