TRT World has become the first Turkish broadcaster to join the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB).
TRT World launched in October 2015 as Turkey’s first English-language international television and digital news service.
AIB represents 70 major international broadcasters and has an active community of 27,000 senior executives in media companies in over 160 territories.
“We are pleased to welcome TRT World, the newest international news channel, as a Member of the Association for International Broadcasting,” said Simon Spanswick, AIB chief executive.
“As part of the AIB ‘family’, TRT World will benefit from the expertise and knowledge that the Association has developed over the past quarter century.”
Ibrahim Eren, deputy director general of TRT and CEO of TRT World said the broadcaster’s inclusion in AIB is “a step on our journey to be among the world’s top international news channels.”
“It is important for us to collaborate with colleagues from across the international media industry and to share ideas and experiences,” he said.
“The AIB provides the perfect platform to help us share and learn as we develop the channel. We are looking forward to working closely with the AIB and its members across the world.”