Kurdish Media Shut Down in Europe after Pressure from Turkey

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

Big hit to the freedom of press and thought in Europe


Eutelsat, a European organisation, wants to close down Kurdish TV channels.

Please sign the petition: https://protest-eutelsat.com/sign-it

Kurdish TV channels, the voice of millions of Kurds in Turkey, are on the verge of being silenced by Eutelsat, which had been threaten by Turkey’s Supreme Council for Radio and Television (RTUK) to stop their multi-million dollar deal for broadcasting Eutelsat channels on Turksat for north Africa.

A letter demanding the termination of Kurdish channels, Sterk TV, News Channel, and Ronahi TV broadcast was sent on April 14th 2017 by Eutelsat.

Previously Eutelsat had illegally closed down Med-Nuce and Newroz TV. An appeals court in Paris had deemed the closure illegitimate. Despite this ruling, Eutelsat is once again forced by Turkey to close down our TV channels by any means.

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