TRT6 to broadcast AK Party meeting

akptrt61Just one week after thousands protested marking the 10th anniversary of Abdullah Ocalan’s capture,  Turkish PM Erdoğan will visit Amed (Diyarbakir) as part of his campaign for the upcoming elections at the end of March.  Last weekend protestors stoned the AKP headquarters in the city and were countered with tear gas and water cannons.

Now Erdoğan will make an appearance at a party election planning meeting there tomorrow.  What is different this time is that TRT6 will be broadcasting the event live.  And with simultaneous Kurdish translations.  This live broadcast will be a first for the new station.

As was feared AKP is using TRT6 to push its own political agenda in the region.  Polls show that AKP and the DTP are in a tight race in Amed and many cities in the area.

sources:

AKP TRT-şeşê ji bo xwe bikar tîne, NetKurd, 19 February 2009, http://netkurd.com/nuce_bixwine.asp?id=15135

TRT6 wê mitînga AKP zindî biweşîne, Serwext, 19 February 2009, http://www.serwext.com/nuce.php?aid=5145

2 thoughts on “TRT6 to broadcast AK Party meeting

  1. Me parece que es un gran paso para la democracia en Turquía que haya una traducción simultánea al kurdo.
    A ver donde van a parar las cosas.
    Saludos desde La Mancha

  2. En principio, si…estoy de acuerdo. Pero si están utilizando la estación TRT6 solamente para avanzar su agenda política, so capo de la democracia, pues eso no vale. Es una manipulación del sistema para ganar la mayoría de votos en aquella región. KB

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