Submitted on Saturday 17th December 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: no-action (see below for details)
Responsible department: Ministry of Justice
Around the world millions of Kurds are watching the Kurdish satellite TV channel ROJ TV. ROJ TV is not only the biggest Kurdish TV station but also the one with the highest viewing rates among all TV channels in Turkey. Despite this and maybe rather because of this the Turkish Government keeps putting pressure on the Danish government for closing down ROJ TV under the pretext of ‘struggling against terrorism’. However it’s clear that the Turkish Government’s efforts are associated with the oppression of the Kurdish language which de facto is still forbidden as ROJ TV is broadcasting its news and cultural programmes in this particular language. At the same time, the pressure on Denmark as licenser demonstrates Turkey’s dismissive attitude towards the freedom of press as it tries to close down a critical media coverage. ROJ TV is our free voice and ROJ TV is enlightens our view on the world and on what is going on in Kurdistan. thanks...
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