BBG Research Series: Media consumption in Turkey

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup invite you to attend a research briefing on media use in Turkey, from one of the last large surveys conducted in Turkey prior to the State of Emergency.

Despite the crackdown on opposition media over the past few years, most adults in Turkey (71.8%) say they are at least somewhat satisfied with the information provided by the country’s media. However, far fewer – 19.5% – are very satisfied with media coverage in the country.

The widespread adoption of broadband connections and smartphones in Turkey has made the internet a major source of news for many residents. About two-thirds of adults (65.0%) currently say they go online for news at least weekly in Turkey, up from half (49.7%) in 2013. Among Kurdish speakers in Turkey, the rise has been even sharper, from 49.8% in 2013 to 70.8% in the current study. In conjunction with the growing use of online news, weekly audiences for TV and radio news have tapered slightly.

This event is on the record and will be live-streamed on

This event is free, but registration is required.