New BBC programme coming to Turkey's NTV
BBC Turkish is launching a new current affairs programme on Turkey's leading 24-hour news channel, NTV.
From today, Dünya Gündemi (World Agenda) will be offering Turkish TV audiences in-depth analysis of issues dominating the global agenda.
Dünya Gündemi offers cutting-edge coverage of international news, focusing on issues which have a global and regional impact.
From world politics and the world economy to environment and climate change, from the social and ethical impact of the latest scientific developments to arts, culture and sports – the BBC's Dünya Gündemi on NTV will cover it.
Nikki Clarke, Head of Americas and Europe Region, BBC World Service, says: "We are pleased that through this new and exciting programme with NTV we can bring to the TV audience the quality and range of BBC Turkish journalism the radio audience has enjoyed for so long."
Hüseyin Sükan, Head of BBC Turkish, says: "The relationship with NTV is of special importance to the BBC. Our cooperation has meant that our radio programmes have been reaching audiences on FM through NTV radio.
"We have always been keen on taking this relationship forward, and our new TV programme is an important step in that direction.
"TV audiences in Turkey have a great choice, and the BBC wants to make sure that our offering stands out.
"By using the BBC's unparalleled newsgathering resources, we offer our Turkish audiences global perspectives, international insights and commentary.
"We have done this online on bbcturkish.com, on shortwave and FM radio, and we are really excited that now, thanks to our partnership with NTV, we'll be reaching our Turkish audiences on television."
At 10.30am local time on Wednesdays and Fridays, NTV viewers will be treated to the BBC's 15-minute programme bringing them opinion, comment and debate on international issues.
At 7.15pm on Saturdays, NTV will run a special edition with a summary of the best content of the previous two editions of Dünya Gündemi.
The Sunday morning (8.00am) edition will include the highlights of the previous programmes as well as original interviews and reports of major world events.
Notes to Editors
BBC Turkish was launched in 1939 and has since evolved into a multimedia service which offers its audiences news, information, reviews and analysis, placing events and developments in Turkey and the region in the global context.
The programmes are broadcast at 07.00 and 18.00 Turkish Time on weekdays, 18.00 on Saturdays, and 11.00 and 18.00 on Sundays.
BBC Turkish is available on shortwave and on FM in Turkey via the partner NTV radio frequencies.
Turkish-speakers across the world can access the BBC Turkish output in text and audio, via the service's website bbcturkish.com.
BBC Turkish is part of BBC World Service.
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