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Turkey Shutters Popular Kurdish Kids Channel

Groundbreaking Zarok TV was a first in Turkey: a children’s channel broadcasting in the Kurdish language. Its mix of popular international and homegrown programs was an instant hit. But Zarok TV is now off the air, and has been for several weeks. Its studios are sealed under an emergency rule decree, on charges of supporting terrorism. Apo Oguz, Zarok's director, said there was no warning before the closure. "It was a big surprise for us," Oguz said, "because the...

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