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CNN Turkey .. Your Full Guide 2023

  • Post last modified:September 9, 2023
  • Reading time:12 mins read
  • Post category:Economy

In this guide, I’ll share my experiences as a foreigner discovering and accessing CNN Turkey (CNN Türk) in Turkey as a news source. Whether you’re visiting Turkey or moving here as an expat, you too may find CNN Türk a reliable way to stay informed.

After asking around, I learned many Turks consider CNN Türk one of the most professional mainstream news sources. Intrigued, I decided to check out CNN Türk for myself.

CNN Turkey

Getting Oriented with CNN Türk

As someone new to Turkish media, seeing the familiar CNN name immediately felt reassuring. Flipping through channels one night, the bold red CNN Türk logo caught my eye – this was my chance to check them out.

I tuned into CNN Türk’s evening newscast. Right away, the modern HD studio and polished production values impressed me. The anchors and graphics radiated professionalism and credibility.

The reporting style also felt more serious, lacking the sensationalism of some other Turkish news channels. CNN Türk takes time to provide context around developments, not just chase headlines.

Finding CNN Türk on Turkish TV

Once I decided to watch CNN Türk, I researched how to access it on local television:

  • Satellite – I receive CNN Türk’s SD broadcast on 12034 MHz vertical polarization. There’s also a HD version on 12245 MHz horizontal.
  • Cable – Major providers like Digiturk (channel 42) and KabloTV (channel 58) carry CNN Türk.
  • IPTV – CNN Türk is available on Turkish IPTV services like Tivibu and TVPlus.
  • Online – Live streaming is available at CNN Turk website, Useful when traveling abroad.

I programmed CNN Türk’s satellite channel numbers into my TV to easily tune in anytime.

CNN Turkish Frequency (HD)

CNNTURK HD
SatelliteTURKSAT 4A 42°EAST
BEAM(Coverage Area)Turkey
FREQUENCY12245 MHz.
POLARIZATIONH (HORIZONTAL)
Symbol Rate27,500 msym/s
FEC5 / 6
ModulationDVBS-2 8PSK

CNN Turkish Frequency (SD)

CNNTURK SD
SatelliteTURKSAT 4A 42°EAST
BEAM(Coverage Area)West
FREQUENCY12034 MHz.
POLARIZATIONV (VERTICAL)
Symbol Rate27,500 msym/s
FEC5 / 6
ModulationDVBS
PLATFORMChannel
DIGITURK42
D-SMART30
TIVIBU37
TELEWORLD58
TELEDÜNYA SD921s
CABLE TV (ANALOGUE)C11
TURKSAT TKGS HD21
TURKSAT TKGS SD541
CNNTURK RADIO
SatelliteTURKSAT 4A 42°EAST
BEAM(Coverage Area)West
FREQUENCY12034 MHz.
POLARIZATIONV (VERTICAL)
Symbol Rate27,500 msym/s
FEC5 / 6
ModulationDVBS

CNN TURK TV TERRESTRIAL BROADCAST FREQUENCIES

NOCITY – DISTRICTCHANNEL NO.
1ADIYAMAN29
2PAIN58
3AKSARAY60
4AMASYA27
5ANTALYA39
6ARDAHAN45
7ARTVIN39
8BALIKESIR / TURKEY51
9BARTIN28
10BATMAN60
11BAKER60
12WRISTBAND24
13BINGOL60
14BITLIS46
15BOLU44
16BURDUR / TURKEY36
17CANKIRI55
18CORUM59
19DENIZLI27
20DIYARBAKIR60
21DUZCE43
22ELAZIG35
23ERZİNCAN29
24ERZURUM59
25ESKISEHIR50
26GUMUSHANE23
27HAKKARÝ57
28HATAY40
29IGDIR51
30ISPARTA50
31KAHRAMANMARAS49
32KARABUK48
33KARS35
34KASTAMONU46
35KIRIKKALE24
36KIRŞEHİR39
37KİLİS46
38KONYA36
39KÜTAHYA24
40MALATYA45
41MUĞLA34
42MUŞ60
43NEVSEHIR29
44SYNOP28
45SIVAS52
46SANLIURFA26
47TEKIRDAG40
48TUNCELİ56
49VAN42
50YOZGAT TURKEY29
51ZONGULDAK- KILÝMLİ58
52ZONGULDAK33

CNN TURK RADIO FREQUENCIES

NOPROVINCECOUNTYFREQUENCY
1ADANACENTER103.6 Mhz
2ANKARACENTER89 Mhz
3ANTALYACENTER99.7 Mhz
4ENLIGHTENEDCENTER106.7 Mhz
5BALIKESIR / TURKEYCENTER97.4 Mhz
6BURSACENTER88.1 Mhz
7DENIZLICENTER106.2 Mhz
8EDIRNECENTER95.5 Mhz
9ERZURUMCENTER99.7 Mhz
10ESKISEHIRCENTER95.5 Mhz
11GAZIANTEPCENTER95.8 Mhz
12ISTANBULCENTER92.6 Mhz
13IZMIRCENTER106.5 Mhz
14KAYSERICENTER90.7 Mhz
15KOCAELI / TURKEYCENTER88.1 Mhz
16KONYACENTER92.4 Mhz

Sampling CNN Turkey Programs

Beyond newscasts, CNN Türk has various shows covering technology, culture, politics, business, and more. Some programs I enjoyed:

  • Kültür Sanat – Profiles Turkish arts/culture figures. Even with limited Turkish, I found these segments engaging and informative.
  • Tarafsız Bölge – Heated debates on Turkish current affairs. Watching helped improve my vocabulary.

CNN Türk’s documentaries use slick graphics to break down complex issues. I always learn something new.

Tips for Foreigners to Get the Most from CNN Türk

Here are some tips to help foreigners and visitors better understand and access CNN Türk:

  • Toggle Turkish subtitles – Enables you to associate spoken words with written text.
  • Focus on visuals/formatting – Lets you grasp the gist of shows even without fluent Turkish.
  • Scan CNN TÜRK Haber – Website may feature text stories translated into English.
  • Ask Turkish friends – They can explain context around major local news developments.
  • Learn common vocabulary – Newscast terms like “siyaset” (politics) and “ekonomi” (economy) are helpful.

CNN Turkey Live Bodcast

For those abroad or without access to CNN Türk through a Turkish TV provider, the news channel offers a live stream on its website cnn.com.tr. By going to the “CNN TÜRK Canlı Yayını” section of the website, you can watch the live CNN Türk broadcast in real time straight from your computer or mobile device.

Contact CNN Turkey

For those in Turkey who have an important news tip or story to share, CNN Türk offers a WhatsApp “ihbar hattı” (news tip line) where information can be submitted confidentially.

By messaging 0530 918 6 918 on WhatsApp, you can send videos, photos, or details about a potential news story. CNN Türk journalists monitor this number for leads from citizen journalists and sources across Turkey.