“A government-backed draft on Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council, or RTÜK, will grant the body further authorization over broadcast supervision, according to opposition parties, who accuse the government of trying to control the media. Ruling party officials, however, reject the claims, arguing the motion is part of EU harmonization laws.
The government-led draft bill on Turkey’s television watchdog, or RTÜK, was discussed in Parliament’s Constitution Commission on Wednesday.
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, who is also responsible for Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council, or RTÜK, said the bill restructured the board and would bring solutions to the institution’s problems.(…)”
Source : Hürriyet Daily News