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Euronews starts broadcasting in Turkish on Jan 30

30 January 2010 [09:47] - TODAY.AZ
TRT said in a statement that a ceremony would take place in Istanbul on Saturday for opening of the Turkish-language news channel.
The Euronews TV channel will start broadcasting in Turkish as of January 30.

Turkish state-run TRT said in a statement on Friday that a ceremony would take place in Istanbul on Saturday for opening of the Turkish-language news channel.

Lyon-based Euronews already broadcasts in Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian for 24 hours a day.

Turkish-language news channel will go on air throughout the world through 34 satellites.

Under an agreement signed in 2008, TRT became the fourth biggest partner of the Euronews with a 15.7 percent stake.

Euronews has 21 share-holders including leading national TV channels from European countries. France has 25 percent, Italy 21 percent, Russia 19 percent and Switzerland 9 percent shares in the news channel.

Founded in 1992 in Lyon as a European Broadcasting Union initiative, Euronews beams out into 293 million households in 150 countries by cable, satellite and terrestrial 24 hours a day with more than 400 staff from different nationalities.

In terms of audience, Euronews is the most watched news channel in Europe.

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