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TURKISH TV LICENSE TENDER GOES AHEAD DESPITE ECONOMIC CRISIS

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ISTANBUL -- The Turkish economic crisis will not delay the TV frequency tender, set for April 26, according to Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK) Chairman Nuri Kayis.

But as a result of the straightened times, the RTUK will accept payment in installments, rather than demand the one-off cash payment initially requested in the specification, he says.

Sixteen private TV channels have submitted bids to receive a license to broadcastnationally. But only 12 or 13 of them will be able to go national because of Turkey'scurrent conditions, Kayis predicts.

Separately, Kayis says the RTUK -- the watchdog of the Turkish TV industry, withthe power to suspend any TV channel's broadcast license -- has received the highestnumber of complaints recently about Biri Bizi Gozetliyor, the Turkish version of the"reality" program Big Brother.

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