Following the recent resignation of Prof. İlhan Yerlikaya from his position of President of the Radio and Television Supreme Council of Turkey and as required per Article 36 of Law No. 6112 on the Establishment of Radio and Television Enterprises and Media Services, on 23 January 2019 the members of the Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) elected Mr. Ebubekir Şahin for President and Mr. Esat Çıplak for Vice-President.
Background: The Turkish Supreme Council is composed of nine members who are elected by the Turkish Parliament among the nominees on the basis of the number of MPs of each political party. Their term is of six years. The members elect a President and a Vice-President from among themselves for terms of two years each.