The media of Turkey is diverse; there are a wide variety of domestic and foreign periodicals expressing disparate views, and domestic newspapers are extremely competitive.1 The media exert a strong influence on public opinion.1 By circulation, the most popular daily newspapers are Zaman, Posta, Hürriyet, Sabah, Habertürk and Sözcü.2 The broadcast media have very wide dispersion because satellite dishes and cable systems are widely available.1 The High Board of Radio and Television is the government body overseeing the broadcast media.1 Media ownership is concentrated among large private companies, which limits the views that are presented.1 The largest such operator is the Doğan Media Group, which in 2003 received 40 percent of the advertising revenue from newspapers and broadcast media in Turkey.1 In 2003 a total of 257 television stations and 1,100 radio stations were licensed to operate, and others operated without licenses.1 Of those licensed, 16 television and 36 radio stations reached national audiences.1 In 2003 some 22.9 million televisions and 11.3 million radios were in service.1 Aside from Turkish, the state television network offers some programs in Arabic, Circassian, Kurdish, and Zaza.1
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j Turkey country profile. Library of Congress Federal Research Division (January 2006). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- ^ "Tiraj". Medyatava. Retrieved 2008-08-29.