It has the potential to reach more than 50 million viewers in Turkey and many other Turkish-speaking viewers around the world.

Executive director of the channel, Melih Ekener, said: ‘We are overwhelmed and truly believe it is a miracle that we can finally broadcast on Türksat. We have hoped, dreamed and prayerfully anticipated this launch since the station began airing on SAT-7 ARABIC in 2006.

‘It is really a miracle and we are very thankful to God for what he has been doing.’