Turkish state broadcaster TRT director general Şenol Göka resigns
Aysel Alp – ANKARAŞenol Göka, the director general of state broadcaster TRT, announced his resignation from the post he held for three years on May 12.
In his letter of resignation, Göka said he resigned from his post as he “considered it to be necessary.”
His resignation was reportedly approved by TRT. Erkan Durdu, the most senior deputy director general, will deputize in the director general’s role, according to TRT bylaws.
Born in 1962 in the Aegean province of Denizli, Göka graduated from the radio television department of Marmara University in 1985.
He began his career at TRT as the deputy producer and subsequently held the posts of producer, Ankara Radio director, head of the radio department, and head of foreign broadcast department.
Göka also temporarily acted as undersecretary of then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan between 2012 and 2014.
He was appointed as the deputy director general of TRT in 2014 and subsequently became director general in October the same year.