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Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Türk (AJT) was a news website in Turkish. It was owned by the Qatar
Qatar
backed Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Media Network. Attempts to launch a television network do not appear to have succeeded. The website was shut down on 3 May 2017.

Contents

1 Early background and first launch attempt 2 Digital online launch 3 Channel launch 4 Closure 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Early background and first launch attempt[edit] In February 2011, the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey put Cine5
Cine5
up for sale[1] after the channel was confiscated when the owner Erol Aksoy went in debt and became bankrupt.[2] Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
made a bid for the network[3] and acquired it for $40.5 million after an unsuccessful $21 million bid.[4] Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
then renamed the channel and is currently working on launching Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Turkish.[5] On April 2012, there were reports of the channel being delayed over its refusal to call the Kurdistan Workers Party
Kurdistan Workers Party
as "terrorists" as most Turkish news outlets do, citing journalistic standards. The Foreign Ministry, who advocated the project, became at odds with the channel. Vural Ak, a major Turkish investor, withdrew from the partnership with Al Jazeera. Nuh Yilmaz, head of Al Jazeera's Turkish editorial team, also resigned.[6] Digital online launch[edit] Plans and efforts to launch the channel restarted in 2013 shortly after the launch of Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
America. On January 21, 2014, Al Jazeera Turk`s website launched with news content. The move made Al Jazeera Turk the first 24-hour news operation to go digital before broadcast.[7] Like how the Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
English and Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Balkans websites are designed similarly the Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Turk site was designed similar to the Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
America site. Also like its English, Arabic and Balkans counterparts the channel had its own digital Magazine. Channel launch[edit] The channel was under construction with plans to launch towards the end of 2014. Construction and indoor works were underway at the upcoming channel’s building in Topkapı, İstanbul.[8] The channel claimed its news center was built around the channel’s regional vision. Closure[edit] On May 3, 2017, the Al Jazeera Media Network
Al Jazeera Media Network
announced that it would shut down Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Türk's digital operations.[9] [10] See also[edit]

Middle East portal Television portal

International broadcasting Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
America Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Balkans Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
English Al Jazeera AJ+

Competitors

CNN Turk NTV (Turkey) 6 News
News
(Turkey) CNBC-e

References[edit]

^ "Turkey's Deposit Insurance Fund to sell three media organs". World Bulletin. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2012.  ^ " Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
to buy Turkey's Cine 5 TV station for $40.5 mlns". Today's Zaman. 12 February 2011. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2012.  ^ "Al-Jazeera bids for Turkish TV station". The Jerusalem Post. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2012.  ^ " Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
acquires Turkey's Cine 5". Hurriyet Daily News. 10 February 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2012.  ^ Neal Ungerleider (9 February 2011). "Al Jazeera, Stymied in U.S., Launching Turkish-Only Channel". Fast Company. Retrieved 24 November 2012.  ^ Cengiz Semercioglu (8 April 2012). "Diplomatic and Linguistic Roadblocks Keep Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Turkish From Airing". Worldcrunch. Retrieved 24 November 2012.  ^ https://variety.com/2014/digital/news/al-jazeera-expands-global-footprint-with-turkish-digital-operation-1201065912/ ^ http://pr.aljazeera.com/post/74047371010/al-jazeera-launches-new-turkish-channel-al-jazeera ^ https://www.dailysabah.com/business/2017/05/03/al-jazeera-turk-stops-operating-in-turkey ^ http://www.aljazeera.com.tr/

External links[edit]

Official Website

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Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Media Network

News

Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Arabic Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
English Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Balkans Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Mubasher Al-‘Amma AJ+ ( Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Plus)

beIN Media Group

Sports

beIN Sports (global network) beIN Sports MENA (1→10 Arabic,11→13 English, 14→16 French, 17 Spanish & One 24/7 Sports News) beIN Sports Australia beIN Sports Canada beIN Sports France beIN Sports Spain beIN Sports USA

beIN Channels Network

beIN Movies BeIN Series

MENA Turkey

Other

Digiturk Miramax

Documentaries

Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Documentary Channel Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
International Film Festival The Crusades, An Arab Perspective

Children

JeemTV Baraem

Presenters

List of Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
presenters

Other properties

Jetty Aljazeera.com Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Mobile Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Center for Studies Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Training Center

Defunct

Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
America Al Jazeera
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Mubasher Misr Al Jazeera
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Türk Al