« Magnificent century? » – Today’s Zaman

« General elections are approaching, some inmates have been released from prison after a law came into effect recently, university students are unhappy and the outsourcing of the workforce is increasing rapidly; but nowadays, Turkish society has another hot topic to discuss — a new TV series, “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” (Magnificent Century).

This series is about Suleiman the Magnificent, one of the most renowned Ottoman sultans. While the first episode was only broadcast on TV this week, heated discussions about it cannot be described as magnificent, but amazing.

Complaints started up well before its premiere was aired. The TV channel broadcast teasers for the series, which caused many viewers to rush to the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) to file complaints. Some viewers took exception to the way the series depicts the private life of Suleiman the Magnificent and his harem, which they say is unacceptable. (…) »

By AYŞE KARABAT

Source : Today’s Zaman


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