Istanbul, March 18 () - Turkey’s first television network aimed at children in Kurdish will start broadcasting on March 21, the date of Nevruz, daily Radikal has reported.
Zarok TV, a private network based in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakır, announced in a statement that famous cartoons, as well as edutainment features that teach the history, geography and culture of the region, will be aired.
“Now Kurdish children, too, will be able to watch Smurfs, SpongeBob SquarePants, Gumball and Adventure Time dubbed in [Zazaki] and Kurmanji [the most widely spoken Kurdish dialect in Turkey]” the statement said.
Turkey has no shortage of children’s televisions airing popular shows dubbed in Turkish. The Cartoon Network, TRT Çocuk, Planet Çocuk, Minika Çocuk, Minika Go, Yumurcak, Kidz, Karamel TV and Akıllı TV are among those aimed at Turkish children.