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China Radio International launches new station in Turkey

China Radio International (CRI), the country’s state-owned international broadcaster, introduced its Turkish service – CRI Türk, this month in Istanbul.

The launch ceremony was attended by CRI International’s Vice President Hu Bangsheng, Chinese Consul General Qian Bo and a group of Chinese journalists. Several Chinese news websites, including  Xinhua, already offer several services in the Turkish market.

According to officials, the new station aims to contribute to cultural and economic ties between Turkey and China. It will focus on topical news programmes along with Turkish and international hits in music segments.

CRI Türk’s General Manager Michael Kuyucu said the Chinese broadcaster’s investment in Turkey was important for the country “that is used to investments from Western countries”.