« Turkish soap opera provides stark contrast to Turkey’s TV broadcasts of other virulently anti-Israeli programs • Israeli TV executive says show became very popular after first few weeks of broadcasts, « it is the most watched series in the country. »
Turkey may have cut diplomatic and military ties with Israel, kicked out its ambassador and threatened to break the naval blockade on Gaza with Turkish warships, but cultural exchanges are seemingly continuing.
While Turkish television periodically produces and broadcasts virulently anti-Israeli programs, Israeli television is now reportedly broadcasting a popular Turkish soap opera for the first time.
According to a report in the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News, private channels Viva and Viva Platina decided to begin airing “Menekse ile Halil” (“Menekse and Halil”), a popular Turkish show starring Kivanc Tatlitug and Sedef Avci.
The show is aired in prime time five days a week with Hebrew subtitles, and has gained many fans since it began broadcasting two weeks ago, Hurriyet reported on Friday. […]”
Source : Israel Hayom