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Algül F.

in: Contextual Approaches in Communication, Corina Daba-Buzoianu,Hasan Arslan,Mehmet Ali Icbay, Editor, Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., Frankfurt, pp.157-165, 2015

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.
  • City: Frankfurt
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-165
  • Editors: Corina Daba-Buzoianu,Hasan Arslan,Mehmet Ali Icbay, Editor


In this study, community radio as a kind of alternative media shall be examined under a theoretical framework. After presenting the literature about the community radios, position of the community radios in the European Union member countries and Turkey shall be exposed by taking the membership process of Turkey to the European Union into consideration.  Then the Greek community in Turkey and Greek community press shall be evaluated and following this, a case study evaluation shall be done about the “İho Tis Polis” internet radio of the Greek community in Turkey.  In depth interview which is a qualitative method is selected within the context of case study as the method of the study and an in depth interview is made with the founder of the radio. On the other hand, information received from the web site of the radio and the server to which the radio is connected and also the information in the Facebook and Twitter pages of the radio are analyzed.  The aim of the study is to measure whether or not the İho Tis Polis radio is a community radio practice case from Turkey, by matching the features of the community radios within the literature with the features of the İho Tis Polis radio provided by the findings which appeared as a result of the research.  With the study, I shall try to prove that though there is no legal recognition and legislation in Turkey that exist in the West European countries about the community radios, there are community radio cases in practice.