Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT)

The Turk­ish Radio and Tele­vi­sion Cor­po­ra­tion (TRT) is the nation­al pub­lic broad­cast­er of Turkey, fund­ed by the Turk­ish gov­ern­ment. Turkey has crit­i­cized the chan­nel for its clear pro-gov­ern­ment bias and pro­vi­sion of lit­tle air­time for oppo­si­tion par­ties, even dur­ing elec­tion cam­paigns. TRT offers online news ser­vices in Turk­ish and 36 oth­er lan­guages, includ­ing French, Ger­man, and Span­ish. While its inter­na­tion­al Eng­lish-lan­guage chan­nel TRT World has rebrand­ed itself to join the ranks of BBC and Al Jazeera, it has been crit­i­cized for dis­sem­i­nat­ing con­tent pri­mar­i­ly aimed at sway­ing the per­cep­tions of an inter­na­tion­al audi­ence in favor of the Erdoğan government’s domes­tic and for­eign pol­i­cy objectives.