Turkey's TRT joins Euronews supervisory board
Turkey's leading public broadcaster has become a shareholder in Euronews, the international multilingual news channel.
Turkey's leading public broadcaster has become a shareholder in Euronews, the international multilingual news channel, and joined the channel's supervisory board, the Turkish broadcaster said in a written statement on Tuesday.
Turkish Television and Radio Corporation (TRT) has bought 15.70 percent of the Euronews shares and became the fourth main partner after France Televisions (25.37 percent), RAI (22.84 percent), and RTR (16.94 percent).
The agreement between TRT and Euronews was signed in February 2009 and it came into effect on August 6 2009 for the launch of broadcast in Turkish on Euronews, the statement said.
News in Turkish will be broadcast round-the-clock, as the ninth language of Euronews, alongside Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.