The Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) released a written statement related to the decision. BDP Co-Chair Filiz Kocali stated on behalf of her party, "After a long period of investigation and trial, Roj TV is not going to be closed down. We hope that this will be an example for Turkey."
Roj TV has been broadcasting via satellite from Copenhagen since 1 March 2004. On 31 August 2010, a legal action was launched against the channel under the anti-terror law at the request of Copenhagen Chief Prosecutor Jorgen Steen Sorensen.
The prosecutor had alleged that Roj TV "made propaganda for the PKK and was financed by the organization". Sorensen had demanded a 10 million DKK monetary fine for the Mesopotamia Publishing Company and Roj TV Inc. and the closure of Roj TV.
Turkey has tried to intervene with the Danish authorities to have Roj TV closed ever since the channel was established.