Middle Asia Countries Delay Positive Response for Establishment of Turkic Speaking Countries’ Common Television
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr S. Ilhamgizi / Middle Asia countries have not yet supported the initiative to establish common television in Turkic speaking countries, the chairman of the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting, Nushiravan Maharramli reported.
According to Maharramli, Azerbaijan and Turkey are interested and agree upon establishing such a television. However, the other Turkic speaking countries have not agreed so far. The establishment of the common television is a very difficult issue, the details of which have to be considered quite appropriately.
The Chairman noted that a number of arrangements would be co-ordinated, joint co-operation with international organizations would be established, and work on establishment of common television would be carried out within the framework of the agreement concluded between the Television and Radio Councils of Azerbaijan and Turkey.
Russia has submitted its proposals on the broadcasting of Russian TV channels in Azerbaijan to Azerbaijani Government, while Turkey has not submitted any, Maharramli said. "The Russian side has proposed to form a task group to resolve broadcasting matters. The decision in this connection will be made by the Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers. The Council has submitted its proposals and we suggest the broadcasting of all foreign TV channels should be stopped," chairman stressed.