“RTÜK Punished Thoughts on “Genocide” Voiced by Turkish Writer ” – Bianet

“The Radio and TV Supreme Council suspended the broadcast of a program on Haber Türk because writer Nişanyan thoughts on the “Armenian Genocide” supposedly exceeded the limits of criticism. Also the series “Lady’s farm” was found “against the Turkish family structure”.

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) decided to impose a broadcasting ban on the Turkish television station Haber Türk on the grounds of writer Sevan Nişanyan’s thoughts on the “Armenian genocide”. Nişanyan was guest at the program “One to one” hosted by Fatih Altaylı and had referred to the killing of a huge number of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

RTÜK took the decision on 15 June and notified Haber Türk on 21 June. The Council indicated that Nişanyan, one of several guests in the program, “exceeded the limits of criticism” with his statements that allegedly “humiliated the Republic of Turkey”.(…)”

Source : Bianet


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