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News TV Channel / CNN Türk is the Turkish affiliate of the cable news channel CNN that was launched to air on October 11, 1999. It broadcasts exclusively for Turkey and it is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System Europe and Doğan Medya Grubu. Its headquarters are in Istanbul. CNN Türk was one of the Turkish news channels which were criticised for not covering the 2013–14 protests in Turkey. On June 2, 2013 at 1:00am, CNN Türk was broadcasting a documentary on penguins while CNN International was showing live coverage of the protests in Turkey. In 2014, it showed a documentary on bees as Turkish Kurds undertook major protests about Ankara’s refusal to support Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State in Kobanê. On 15 July 2016, CNN Turk was forced to shut down by soldiers during the 2016 Turkish coup attempt.