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RTÜK revokes broadcasting license of Açık Radyo
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Açık Radyo
CITY
İstanbul
LAST UPDATED
03/07/2024
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Radio
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Media Outlet
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Interferences by the Executive Power
The Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK)
Revocation of broadcasting

Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK)  canceled the broadcasting license of independent radio station Açık Radyo. The Council stated that the station continued broadcasting despite a 5-time program suspension penalty due to statements about the “Armenian genocide” and that the license was canceled for this reason (July 3th).