« RTÜK: « Magnificent Century » Series Clashes with « Moral Values ». » – Bianet

« RTÜK issued a warning to Show TV on the grounds of the series « Magnificent Century ». The series about the life of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent went on air on 6 January. It is alleged to be « contrary to the national and moral values of the society », RTÜK said.

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) issued a warning to the Turkish television station Show TV on the grounds of the series « Magnificent Century » (‘Muhteşem Yüzyıl’). The series about the life of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent was criticized by Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç and members of the Prosperity Party (SP).

Feelings ran high already after promotional material had been broadcasted from 11 December onwards and billboards to advertise for the series were posted. Some people demanded to cancel the series even before the first episode had been broadcasted. On 5 January, a group of protestors gathered in front of the television station in Levent/Istanbul to express their disapproval.(…) »

Source : Bianet


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