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TRT World held a panel discussion on July 15 coup attempt in Baku, Azerbaijan

 

12.07.2017

 

The international news platform of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, TRT World continues to tell the story of July 15th coup attempt via worldwide event series.

TRT World Research Centre, the think-tank extension of TRT World, held its first panel at International Press Centre,Baku in light of the one-year anniversary of the failed coup attempt. The event was jointly organized with QAFSAM. Necdet Ünüvar, President of Turkish-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Group, Ayşe Keşir, Member of the Parliament and Fatih Er, TRT World News Director were among the speakers.

The discussion around the July 15 coup attempt was attended by prominent politicians and intellectuals. Analysis were made of the night of July 15 as well as Turkey’s changing political environment . Ayşe Keşir, Member of the Parliament claimed that it was indeed an attempt to create a civil war rather than just a coup attempt. She was at the National Assembly when the bombings took place and resisted the coup until the morning. Keşir made the first video call using facetime from the National Assembly that night. She recalls telling her kids that she would never forgive herself if she didn’t take to the streets to defend democracy.

Necdet Ünüvar, President of Turkish-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Group underlined the people’s bravery. He mentioned that the president rejected the idea of landing to Greek soil,which was recommended as a safer place that night but insisted on reaching out to Turkish people, taking to the streets as the nation did. Ünüvar claimed this was not something the putschists have imagined. “Plotters miscalculated the heroes of the night, they were not mythical but real heroes made of flesh and bone” he said.

Particular attention was given to TRT World's experience, an obvious target for the plotters. The soldiers broke into TRT World’s Ulus premises to silence Turkey’s voice in international language, the English broadcasting must be stopped. Fatih Er, TRT World News Director recalled the night of July 15th when he was in Washington DC with a group of colleagues for the preparations of a permanent bureau and a broadcasting centre. When they received a call from Turkey and were informed about the coup attempt, they immediately instructed London staff to go on air although London too was going through the establishment phase. Staff had to outsource the technical equipments but still TRT World made it to the screens. Er said, his colleagues also contributed to many TV shows in the United States and kept the world up to date and cleared the air from inconsistent and uncorfirmed rumors.

These panel discussions organized by TRT World Research Centre will continue three months from July to September in 10 different countries to discuss the impact of the coup attempt on Turkish politics and its repercussions on daily lives of the people, contemporary trends and developments in Turkish politics and foreign policy as well as the efforts and progress made in Turkey’s fight against the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).


 

TRT World holds event series worldwide to mark the anniversary of the July 15 coup attempt

 

10.07.2017

 

Turkey’s first English broadcasting international news platform, TRT World continues to tell the story of July 15th coup attempt with the event series that will take place in ten different countries worldwide.

In light of the upcoming one-year anniversary of the failed coup attempt in Turkey, TRT World Research Centre, the think-tank extension of TRT World, is hosting joint panels all around the world with prominent think tanks to spark discussion around the July 15 coup attempt.

TRT World Research Centre will be organizing these three-month-event series from July to September in 10 different countries namely Azerbaijan, U.K., Belgium, Russia, Japan, Qatar, Iran, South Africa, Bosnia and Canada. The impact of the coup attempt on Turkish politics and its repercussions on daily lives of the people, contemporary trends and developments in Turkish politics and foreign policy as well as the efforts and progress made in Turkey’s fight against the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) are among the subjects to be discussed during panels.

TRT World Research Centre’s special book titled “History and Memory: TRT World in the Face of July 15 Coup” will also be introduced in the event series. Edited by the famous historian Halil Berktay, the book composes of two chapters. The first chapter ‘History: What Actually Happened’ focuses on the background, nature, the leading actors of the coup attempt, and the leading actors who thwarted the coup. The second chapter ‘Memory: July 15 from the Eyes of TRT World Employee’ features the experiences of TRT World employees on the night of July 15th and the following morning.

The event series will kick off tomorrow in Baku, with a joint panel discussion with QAFSAM. Necdet Ünüvar, President of Turkish-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Group, Ayşe Keşir, Member of the Parliament and Fatih Er, TRT World News Director are among the speakers. There will be two other panels taking place this week in London, July 14th in collaboration with RUSI and in Japan, July 18th at the SASAKAWA Peace Foundation.

Presidential Senior Advisor Gülnur Aybet as well as Fatma Ceren Yazgan from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Resul Serdar Ataş, TRT World Program Director will be present as the panelists at the July 15 th event in London.

On the other hand, Mr. Murat Yeşiltaş, Director of Security Studies at SETA, Mr. Muhammet Mücahit Küçükyılmaz, Head of Presidential Corporate Communications and Halil Berktay, Professor at Sabancı University will be present in Tokyo panel at SASAKAWA.


 

TRT WORLD INTRODUCES “ROUNDTABLE”, HOSTED BY DAVID FOSTER

 

03.07.2017

 

Turkey’s first English broadcasting international news platform, TRT World continues to broadcast new programs including its brand new show “Roundtable.”

Broadcast out of London, Roundtable is a discussion programme debating the issues that matter to TRT World's audience.  Big ideas and big thinkers make this ambitious new programme a key part of TRT World's current affairs offering.  Presented by David Foster, all opinions and views are brought to the table and discussed in an accessible and straight forward style. ​ Teamed with exceptional visuals and cutting edge design, Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge.​

Tackling issues such as inequality, we ask if there can ever be an argument for trickle-down economics. We ask if election hacks can ever be good for democracy; we'll analyse the state of global punishment systems and ask if gene editing a human embryo is ever ethical.  

Sarah Head, Executive Producer of Roundtable says, "the show will analyse ideas that actually matter to you, in an accessible and compelling way - Roundtable will make sense of the word around us."​

The programme host, David Foster commented, "​​Roundtable gives our viewers the chance to listen in to an intimate conversation between big-thinkers about controversial issues that shape our world." Adding that, "it brings exciting ideas and people together, and let's the sparks fly!" ​

Roundtable is relevant issues and relevant people analyzing the subjects that matter to you.  

The first episode of the new weekday show, Roundtable, will be aired on Monday July 3rd at 15:30GMT.


 

TRT World, now distributed by Logosoft!

 

21.06.2017

 

Turkey’s first English broadcasting international news platform TRT World continues to expand its global distribution.

With this distribution agreement, TRT world will increase its viewers’ reach in Bosnia-Herzegovina and will be available on channel number 86 in the basic TV offer of Logosoft’s SUPER TV bouquet.

Logosoft is the first IPTV platform in Bosnia-Herzegovina and having TRT World in High Definition in its television offer will give its subscribers a unique perspective on international news.


 

TRT WORLD joins International Association for Broadcasting

 

11.05.2017

 

Turkey’s first international news platform TRT World has been the first channel to join Association for International Broadcasting (AIB).

With this agreement, TRT World will able to access to the full range of the AIB’s work including regular market intelligence briefing and participation in working groups that focus on important areas including cyber security, sustainability, emerging technology and audience measurement.

Deputy Director General of TRT, İbrahim Eren says “It is important for us to collaborate with colleagues from across the international media industry and to share ideas and experiences. The AIB provides the perfect platform to help us to share and learn as we develop the channel. We are looking forward to working closely with the AIB and its members across the world.

Chief executive of AIB Simon Spanswick says “We are pleased to welcome TRT World, the newest international news channel as a member of the Association for International Broadcasting. The AIB’s members across the world look forward to working with TRT World, its executives and journalists as the channel develops its global reach.as part of the AIB ‘family’, TRT World will benefit from the expertise and knowledge that the Association has developed over the past quarter century.

AIB which has contact with over 26,000 communicators and media professionals in all parts of the world, is a unique center of information and networking for television, radio, online and mobile media.


 

TRT World is now available on SKY!

 

08.05.2017

 

Turkey’s first English language international news platform TRT World, expands its television distribution reaching across UK and Ireland.

On SKY UK TRT World is available to all 11.5 million standard and high definition subscribers. 

On May 2nd, TRT World became available in High Definition on SKY UK on channel number 519 and in Standard Definition on channel 693.

Deputy Director General of TRT, Ibrahim Eren, states that our launch on SKY UK represents a milestone in TRT World's international development. Eren said: "Since its launch, TRT World has achieved more than any other network has achieved in the same amount of time. Our international news content brings new perspectives from a unique point of view and we will continue to expand our reach to be present wherever news is consumed, on both television and digital platforms".

TRT World with its rich news and documentary content, will be a distinctive voice to the global news landscape and will contribute to SKY international news content. 


 

SCITECH VOYAGER İS NOW ON TRT WORLD!

 

 

27.04.2017

 

 

Aiming to provide new point of view to world journalism with its English rich news and documentary content, TRT World starts broadcasting a brand new exclusive documentary series of 26 episodes called  “SciTech Voyager”.

Jheni Osman travels in time and over the world to explore how revolutionary technologies were invented, how they are produced today and how they will evolve in the future.

SciTech Voyager is on TRT World every Saturday at 16:30 GMT and repeats from Sunday to Tuesday.


 

TRT World Airs A New Programme “A Day With”

 

27.04.2017

 

TRT World, Turkey’s first English broadcasting international news platform continues to broadcast new programs including its brand new show “A Day With” 

“A Day With” is about a day spent with children from various conflicted countries. Some used to bomb explosions or going hungry, some forced to abandon their homes and still wondering why but all trying to make a living amongst strangers. 24 hours with children who had to grow up fast in comparison to their peers not affected by such trauma.

Premiered on April 19th 2017 and consisting of 13 episodes, A Day With will be aired with new episodes at 20:30 GMT, repeats from Wednesday to Sunday.


 

TRT World launches its Fellowship Program

 

07.04.2017

 

TRT World is launching a new Fellowship Program this summer, geared towards undergraduates and recent graduates in relevant fields, such
as the News, Programs, Digital and Vision departments. 

The Fellowship will last three months (5th June – 1st September 2017) and will involve 15 talents including junior journalists and recent graduates who are interested in the opportunity of producing balanced news with a humanitarian focus. 

The direct focus of this Fellowship Program is to reach young talents who want to get familiar with the perspective of TRT World, keep up with changes in the media industry and improve their understanding of Turkish culture. 

Ibrahim Eren, Chairman of TRT World stated that the Fellowship Program is intended to benefit those who aim to start a career in journalism. Eren said: “Fellows will perform meaningful, serious work that furthers their professional development. In return, TRT World will benefit not only from the contributions made by the Fellows to the day-to- day work of journalism, but also from the fresh perspectives from across the globe that the Fellows will bring to the table”. 

The Application period will start on the 7th of April 2017 and can be submitted at www.trtworld.com/fellowship until the 30th of May 2017.  We have a rolling admission policy. 


 

TRT World’s special round table to be broadcast on International Women’s Day

 

03.03.2017

 

On 8 March 2017, International Women’s Day, TRT World will broadcast and showcase special coverage called: Women on War – Reporting from the Front Line.  

A 26-minute special round-table discussion hosted by Stavroula Logothettis, featuring TRT World’s Zeina Awad and Nicole Johnston, independent journalist and former Al Jazeera correspondent Sue Turton, CNN’s Arwa Damon and Shelly Kittleson from Al Monitor. There are also Q&A’s and one on one interviews with the 5 participants. 

Reporting from a war zone is hard for anyone but female correspondents on the front line face unique challenges. On International Women’s Day, TRT World brings you five veteran journalists with extensive experience in conflict zones, to share their stories behind the stories. How does gender impact their ability to gather news? How do TV networks treat women in the field? And what are the personal costs associated with covering war? All that and more…

The special coverage of Women on War – Reporting from the Front Line can be found at www.trtworld.com/womenonwar 

“Women on War - Reporting from the Front Line”
Programme length: 26 minutes
Broadcast: March 8 at 15:30 GMT


 

Turkey’s first English language international news platform - TRT WORLD - expands its satellite distribution 

 

13.01.2017

 

TRT World, which has been broadcasting for over a year, continues to expand its global reach.

TRT announced today that it has signed a new agreement to launch its international news platform “TRT World” on 10 additional satellites and expand its reach and viewership. This multi-year agreement was signed with Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, and Turksat, Turkey's first and unique satellite operator.

TRT WORLD will be able to be viewed all over the world in new territories (190 countries in total) via TURKSAT and 10 additional major broadcast satellites operating across Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa, Australia and America. This expanded reach has already begun and will be completed in the coming months.

As a strategic partner to TRT World, Turksat has been working extensively with Globecast to provide the technical broadcast solutions needed to achieve this expanded global delivery. Globecast is providing worldwide connectivity and uplink distribution services using its unique reach to access the 10 satellites.

Director General of TRT Şenol Göka states that he is proud of signing an important project with Globecast and TURKSAT. Göka states: “As TRT World, we keep growing and making new international broadcast agreements. With this deal, TRT WORLD’s reporting-from-the-field approach to creating news that focuses on the humanitarian aspect of the stories, will be available in 190 countries. TRT World will continue to bring a new perspective to international news broadcasting to an expanded global audience.”

General Director of TURKSAT Cenk Şen says “Turkey’s first and only international satellite operator Turksat, is proud to play an important role in TRT World’s satellite agreements with Globecast. With this agreement, TRT World will strengthen its position across the globe. As Turksat, we are proud that this agreement, where we shared our experience within a global level, benefits both TRT World and Turkey.”

Giorgio Giacomini, Managing Director MENA at Globecast, said, “We are very pleased to be involved in a project of this scale and ambition. This agreement involves global connectivity requirements and expertise that only players such as Globecast can provide. We admire TRT World’s ambition and what it wants to achieve in the market. This project has been possible by working in close cooperation with TRT World and Turksat.”