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December 30, 2008

Dec 30th 2008 | ANKARA AND DIYARBAKIR

From The Economist print edition

 

Hopes that a new channel may herald fresh reforms

 

ROJIN is a feisty, beautiful Kurdish bard who belts out nationalist ballads. As a result, private Kurdish television channels that showed her were long penalised or even taken off the air. But now she will be a regular on Turkey’s stultified TRT state television, which this week launched a 24-hour Kurdish channel in the main Kurdish dialect, Kurmanji. Read the rest of this entry ?