Parliament to select new members for top television board

Turkey’s Parliament to select new members for board of Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) in coming week

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

New board members for the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) are scheduled to be selected by the Parliament on July 14 before the Eid al-Fitr holiday takes effect.

After the June 7 election, the number of members on the RTUK board that belongs to certain political parties are required to be updated in accordance with the number of deputies parties have in the Parliament.

The Parliament will make the decision regarding the new members in order to replace the positions that will be emptied by some former members.

The terms in the office of two members from the governing Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and a member from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) expire on July 14.

Due to the election results, the AK Party will have to shift one of its seats to either the MHP or the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) since both parties entered the parliament with same amount of seats.

The three vacant seats will be distributed as one for the AK Party, one for the MHP and the remaining one either the MHP or HDP.

If the parties fail to provide names for new member candidates, the election will not be held.

TRTWorld and agencies