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TRT 2 is a Turkish television station.


TRT 2 started test transmissions on September 15, 1986 as "2. Kanal", and is now TRT's second most watched TV station. It broadcasts documentaries, talk shows, and news at every 30 minutes.


The channel has a focus on culture and arts and offers highbrow programming. Programmes and content include:

Current Programming

Sinema 7 - News about the latest cinema releases in Turkey, interviews with top directors plus other features.

Dunya sinemalarindan - A subtitled world cinema film every Friday night.

Documentaries - Produced by TRT and/or international broadcasters. Examples include "How Art Made The World" and "Pilot Guides".

Sinemasal - Selected examples of fine and more arty Turkish cinema, every Sunday night

Avrupa Viziyonu - Following Turkey's progress with regards to European Union membership, Avrupa Viziyonu provides expert advice and analysis on the process, covering all areas from agriculture to youth.

Rengahenk - Daily programme covering the latest news from the world of culture and art.

News - During the day TRT 2 functions mostly as a news channel with on the hour news plus analysis, local news, economic news, health advice, sports news and discussion. Prime time news programmes also exist in the form of Kirmizi Hat.

Music - Classical music concerts, ballet and opera, Turkish folk and classical music, world music.

In the Past

TRT 2 aired many world-known series for the first time in Turkey. Anong them were Married… with Children, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, Hill Street Blues, Beauty and the Beast, Yesenia, The Young and the Restless, ALF, Los Ricos También Lloran, Lovejoy, Small Wonder, Stingray, MacGyver, Airwolf, The Yellow Rose, Mike Hammer, Fame, The Twilight Zone, Matlock, Crime Story, Tour of Duty, Lottery!, Diff'rent Strokes, Gimme a Break!, St. Elsewhere, Happy Days, My Secret Identity, Who's the Boss? and The Jeffersons.

On Screen Identity

  • Like other TRT channels, except TRT 3 and TRT 4, even though TRT 2 broadcasts 24 hours, it broadcasts a short startup at 5:58 AM. On this start-up, first the TRT Ident is shown, followed by the programme list for the day, and Turkish National Anthem.
  • It's famous for having an on-screen clock at the top right of the screen all the time except commercial breaks.

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