TRT Avaz begns broadcasts in Albania and Romania
State-run television channel TRT Avaz, which reaches some 250 million people from Central Asia to the Balkans, has started to broadcast news in both Albanian and Bosnian. "TRT Avaz went on the air about a year ago with programs in such languages as Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Turkmen and Turkish," Adnan Suer, the channel's coordinator, told a press conference on Tuesday. He said the channel has quickly become one of the most popular in the region. "We reached out to a large audience, especially in the Balkans," he added. In a bid to meet demand from other countries in the region, TRT head Ibrahim Sahin decided to start broadcasts in Albanian and Bosnian. "After finishing our preparations, we started to broadcast news in Albanian and Bosnian every day from 12 midnight to 1 am local time," Sahin said. Many people from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania who watch the channel have praised this decision, he added.