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Founded in 1964 and began to test broadcast in 1968, TRT1 is Turkey’s first national channel and was the only TV channel until 1990. With the arrangenments of the 1961 Constitution, TRT was gained autonomous structure with the law established on May 1, 1964 but it lasted until 1972 so it lost its autonomy. After the amendment in 1993, the state authority on TRT was over. Although as a state channel, it should not work with any power group, TRT seemed to take side according to report of Transparency International on election periods.

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İbrahim Eren

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Born in 1979, Eren studied Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University. He did his MA in Media Management at University of Westminister in London. Eren worked as General Manager at ATV TV channel for three years. In 2013, he became the Assistant to General Manager of TRT. After the former manager Göka resigned from his position, Eren became the General Manager of TRT.


Kurtuluş Zeydan

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Kurtuluş Zeydan, born in Hakkari, is a graduate of Gazi University's Communications Faculty. He started working for TRT in 1994, where he produced many programs. In October 2010 he became the Manager of Programming at TRT1, and since 2013 he's been working as the General Coordinator. His father Mustafa Zeydan was elected in 2003 as a Parliament Member from Hakkari - first independently, then switched to ANAP and eventually to AK Parti. One of his brothers, Rüstem Zeydan, was a Parliament Member for AKP (from Hakkari) between 2007-2011 and a candidate in 2015. His other brother, Abdullah Zeydan, was a candidate for Kurdish HDP for Hakkari in 2015. Kurtuluş Zeydan’s father-in-law Fuat Sönmez also held managerial positions at TRT.


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