TRT officially handed over to President Erdoğan

With the newly founded Communications Directorate, the TRT is now directly under Erdoğan.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continues to fortify his dictatorship as he issues decrees to have all state institutions answer to him directly.

With the latest Presidential Decree, two new directorates were founded in the President’s Office. The founding of the Strategy and Budget Directorate and the Communications Directorate have been published in the Official Gazzette.

With the Presidential Decree, Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) was placed under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, while the Radio and Television Corporation Turkey (TRT) was placed under the newly founded President’s Office Communications Directorate.


The TRT has been favoring the AKP and the Palace with their content for a long time now. During the election campaign, the network gave 22 hours of air time in total for the opposition, while giving Tayyip Erdoğan a full 181 hours.