Since 2006, SAT-7 TÜRK has been sharing satellite time on other SAT-7 channels, reaching a limited audience. But, in a miracle breakthrough for Christianity in Turkey, the Turkish authorities
have now agreed to allow SAT-7 TÜRK to use the government regulated Türksat 4A satellite. Now more than 50 million viewers in Turkey and Turkish speaking viewers in Europe and Central Asia will be able to watch SAT-7 TÜRK.
“We are overwhelmed and truly believe it is a miracle that we can finally broadcast on Türksat. We have hoped, dreamed and prayerfully anticipated this launch since the station began airing on SAT-7 ARABIC in 2006. It is really a miracle and we are very thankful to God for what he has been doing,” says Melih Ekener, Executive Director of SAT-7 TÜRK. “We are ready for this launch even though, at this point, we only have a total staff of 20 people. We will make it!” effused an enthusiastic Melih Ekener.
SAT-7 TÜRK is already familiar with producing different kinds of programs such as drama, documentaries, music, worship, children’s, women’s and youth programs and, more recently, live shows. The staff produced 360 hours of new programming in 2014, mostly in the SAT-7 TÜRK studios in Istanbul; but this is expected to increase dramatically in 2015. Dr Terence Ascott, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at SAT-7 said, ”So many things have miraculously fallen into place over the past few months that it is impossible to miss the hand of God in facilitating the start of SAT-7 TÜRK broadcasting on Türksat. We give God the praise for this exciting development, and also recognise the signal this sends to the world about the Turkish authorities positive attitude towards Christians…”
BIBLE STUDY: Psalm 37:1-5
PRAISE: God for this long-awaited breakthrough and willingness of the Turkish authorities.
PRAY blessing on the nation, that many Turks will come to know Christ.