“Show TV to apologize over controversial show” – Today’s Zaman

“A television series set in the time of Ottoman Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent has received a formal reprimand from state broadcasting watchdog Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK).

The broadcaster, Show TV, is poised to issue a formal apology for the first episode of the show, which was aired two weeks ago.

The series, titled “The Magnificent Century,” violates the broadcasting principle that says television cannot air content that “goes against the national and spiritual values of the people and the Turkish family structure.” The only RTÜK member who voted against the decision to issue a reprimand was Hülya Alp of the Republican People’s Party (CHP). RTÜK members are elected from among members of the ruling and opposition parties.

Show TV is now obliged to publicly announce RTÜK’s ruling and apologize formally.(…)”

Source : Today’s Zaman

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