SAT-7’s channel for Turkish viewers is now available to four-five million people on a private subscription TV service. SAT-7 TÜRK, which became the first Christian channel on Turkey’s national satellite Türksat at the beginning of 2015, is now also available on D-Smart. The digital satellite platform broadcasts its own channels with SAT-7 TÜRK becoming the 157th in the listings. Broadcasting […]
A SAT-7 TÜRK film crew visited the first ever Christian youth event in Mardin, Turkey, at which two teenage Syrian refugees were baptised. More than 30 young Christians from across eastern Turkey gathered in the ancient city of Mardin, which is just 20 miles from the Syrian border, for the historic meeting. The three-day gathering included teaching, worship services and visits […]
Christians of all denominations have celebrated the reopening of a Protestant church only 50 kilometres from where churches have been bombed by so-called Islamic State (IS). Located just 30 kilometres from the Syrian border, the Protestant Church in Mardin, south-eastern Turkey, rang to the praises of a packed congregation some 55 years after persecution and migration forced its closure. Local […]
‘Face to Face’ is a series on SAT-7 TURK that aims to give a biblical analysis of commonly held beliefs and superstitions. Following the programme, Serkan in Istanbul contacted SAT-7 TURK to say: I watched your programme ‘Face to Face’ with great interest. I am not a believer but I see myself as very close to Christianity. In the programme, […]
This popular live youth programme, which began in 2015, is presented by members of the renowned praise band Strongholds. The show addresses issues that commonly affect teenagers. For example, an early episode addressed pre-marital sex, with participants giving their different opinions and a guest psychologist presenting the Biblical point of view.
SAT-7’s current affairs programmes provide vulnerable Christians in the Middle East and North Africa with a vital means of engagement. By giving a Christian point of view on the big issues of the day, these programmes encourage believers to move from the margins of society and become active citizens.
After his father died, teenager Kivanҫ tried to bury his pain and questions in drinking, smoking and partying. While his mother experienced God’s strength helping her, Kivanҫ felt weighed down by his burdens and those of his friends. Then, through his mother’s prayers and witness, Kivanҫ learnt that that “Jesus has been already the carrier of all burdens and troubles”. […]
There just isn’t anything like this on any of the other channels we can get here. The programmes provide such a wonderful opportunity for me to explain to my children what we believe as Christians in ways they understand. Living in a strongly Muslim country as we do, it really is a precious thing to me to have this channel.” […]
‘Words of Hope’ is a short devotional programme broadcast on SAT-7 TÜRK. After watching the programme Murat emailed SAT-7 to say: Last night I watched the ‘Words of Hope’ programme. What the host read from the Bible really affected me. My system of belief—the way I’ve been burdened all my life with living under punishment because of how religion was […]
The recent launch of SAT-7 TÜRK, the latest addition to SAT-7’s now five-strong stable of Christian satellite TV stations broadcasting across the Middle East, has achieved wall-to-wall coverage across the Turkish broadcast and print media. The SAT-7 TÜRK website also received well over extra 100,000 visits after a prime-time interview on CNN Türk. CNN Türk was the first to invite […]