Turkish amateur radio status

| July 22, 2016

There have been conflicting reports over the state of amateur radio licences in Turkey.

Early reports indicated that the airwaves had gone silent after the Turkish President had revoked 3,213 amateur licences along with those of more than 20 TV and radio broadcasters.

Then it was reported that restrictions against radio and TV operations had not yet affected that nation’s amateur licensees.

Tevfik, TA1HZ, reported to us in an email on the 21st that, as of then, there was no curfew imposed on amateur radio in Turkey.

The country is now under extraordinary circumstances law but the communications authority has not released any announcement about amateur radio restrictions.

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