Bayrak Radyosu

Bayrak Radio was established on the 25th of December 1963 to voice the cause of the Turkish Cypriot people following its exclusion by Greek Cypriots from the 1960 Partnership Cyprus Republic.Radio Bayrak, put together with a few homemade electrical equipment started transmitting within a limited radius of 2.5 km from a small garage in the back yard of a house.On the 24th of February 1964, Radio Bayrak’s transmission could be listened to from across the whole island.Despite its limited means, Radio Bayrak continued to voice the Turkish Cypriot people’s struggle for existence in the face of the Greek Cypriot attacks which reached its most violent peak in 1974.4th of December 1977, BRTK (Bayrak Radio and Television) starts its first FM broadcasts.1st of July 1979, the corporation airs its first colour broadcast.6th of July 1979, a first powerful broadcast link is established between Lefkosa and Ankara.Today the BRTK Corporation has become a strong and proud institution which transmits