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Media Consumption

TUIK has not updated the media consumption data in 2018 and the samples of the some researches are limited. So MoM team used the data of a research that has a broader sample. According to a media consumption research conducted by DataWise 2017 , 73% of the population watch TV (at least one hour per day), 39% read daily newspapers (at least 1 newspaper per week) and 10% listen to the radio (at least one hour per day), %44 of the population use the internet (at least once per day)

The rate of internet penetration is increased by 14,9 % and reached 72,9% in two years (TUİK 2018).  

For the main news sources, TV comes first with 48% as the main news source, and digital media including social media (39%) follows it. The shares of radio (7%) and printed media (6%) are low as the main sources for the news (Digital News Report, Turkey Supplement 2018).

According to the 2018 research by Reuters Institute, almost two-thirds of the sample (64%) use Facebook to share and discuss the news in 2016 but it shows a sharp downturn in the use of Facebook for news sharing (51%) in 2018 which may be related to the surveillance of the government on the social media shares of the public.

With a rate of 77% TV is the second most popular news source for Turkey. Print follows with 46% and radio is the least popular traditional media with a rate of 39%.

Statistics show that the Turkish public uses mostly mobile/smartphones (72%) to access the news and online media (45%) is the primary source for left-wing respondents whereas TV (59%) is for those on the right (Digital News Report, Turkey Supplement 2018).

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