Euronews has launched its new Turkish service, the channel’s ninth language to be broadcast 24/7.
In Istanbul the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to assembled guests to help kick start the new service.
“Euronews is the most watched news channel in the world,” he said. “It is starting its Turkish broadcasting today as the ninth language. From now on it will address the world in Turkish too.”
The Turkish journalists arrived in mid-November and have been hard at work adapting to their new environment.
Welcome to Turkey, the country that straddles both Asia and Europe.