The World: Istanbul - Turner and Dogan to launch new 24-hour channels

Turner Broadcasting and Turkey's Dogan Media Group are to expand their partnership with the launch of two new 24-hour channels in the country.

The entertainment channel TNT and Cartoon Network will be available to Turkish viewers for the first time from the beginning of next year.

It comes eight years after Turner and Dogan set up a joint venture to launch the news channel CNN Turk.

Both the new channels, which will be based in Istanbul, will be broadcast in Turkish.

Jeff Kupsky, the president of TBS Europe, said: "We expect to continue this increased focus on newer markets such as Turkey."