IMC TV (Turkish: İMC TV) was a Turkish nationwide TV channel launched on 1 May 2011.[1] Presenters included Nuray Mert[2] and Fehim Taştekin [tr].[3] In 2011 it hosted a talk show series called Gamurç // Köprü ("Bridge" in Armenian and Turkish) - the first of its kind in Turkey focussing exclusively on Armenian-Turkish relations.[1]

OwnerKatılım Medya
Launched1 May 2011; 9 years ago (2011-05-01)
Closed4 October 2016; 4 years ago (2016-10-04)
D-SmartChannel 235
Turksat 3A12561 V 25000

In March 2013 IMC hired Michelle Demishevich, Turkey's first transgender TV reporter.[4]

During the 2013 protests in Turkey, a camera man for IMC was attacked with a tear gas cartridge fired directly at him,[5] and IMC's Gökhan Biçici (editor of Emek Dünyası) was beaten and detained.[6][7]

It was shut down under the emergency statutory decree issued in the aftermath of the July 15th failed coup d'état, alongside 11 other television and 11 radio stations, on 4 October 2016 when police raided the television station's headquarters in Istanbul.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ a b Susae Elanchenny, Narod Maraşlıyan, Breaking the Ice: The Role of Civil Society and Media in Turkey-Armenia Relations, GPoT, p26
  2. ^ Talin Suciyan, The Armenian Weekly, 20 June 2011, Suciyan: The Elections in Turkey: An Assessment
  3. ^ Fehim Taştekin [tr], 30 May 2013, Turkey’s Kurdish Policies Complicate Ties With Iran, Iraq Al-Monitor
  4. ^ bianet, 2 April 2013, Turkey's First Trans TV Reporter Reveals Her Story
  5. ^ Committee to Protect Journalists, 5 June 2013, In Turkey, threats to restrict Internet, journalists attacked
  6. ^ "Emek Dünyası :: Emek Dünyası editörü Gökhan Biçici gözaltında darp edildi". Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  7. ^ Hamza Aktan [@hamzaaktan] (16 June 2013). "Polis, gazeteci arkadaşımız Gökhan Biçici'yi darp etti, yerlerde sürükledi... Gökhan hala gözaltında..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "Police raid TV station over 'terror propaganda,' cut broadcast - LOCAL". Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  9. ^ "İMC TV de kapatıldı" [IMC TV was also closed] (in Turkish). BBC World Service. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Turkey police shut down pro-Kurdish TV channel live on air". Gulf News. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016.

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