“Dizilere 12 Eylül’ü aratmayan yasaklar geliyor!” – Sol

“Yeni RTÜK Yasa Tasarısı’nda sona gelindi. Yarın Anayasa Komisyonu’nda görüşülecek olan alt komisyon raporu, “müstehcen görünteler” yayınladığı iddia edilen dizilere ağır yaptırımlar getiriyor. Çizgi filmlere ise Türk kültürünü yansıtma zorunluluğu getiriliyor.

Dizilere sansür yorumlarını yapan düzenlemelerin gericilerin bazı diziler aleyhine başlattıkları kampanyanın ardından gündeme gelmesi dikkat çekti.

Zaman gazetesinde “şikayet rekorları kıran dizilere çekidüzen verecek” diyerek duyurulan yeni tasarı, müstehcenlik, şiddet, bozuk Türkçe ve ağır argo içeren dizilere ağır yaptırımlar öngörüyor. Tasarı yasalaştığında aile yapısını zedelediği ileri sürülen müstehcen görüntüler yayınlayan televizyon kanallarına ‘uyarı’ yapılmadan ağır para cezası verilebilecek.

Televizyonlar, “teröre hizmet edeceği” gerekçesiyle saldırıları ve yaralı görüntülerini canlı yayınlayamayacak. Çatışma görüntüleri de yayınlanamayacağı gibi, hayatını kaybeden askerin ailesine bu haberin veriliş anı ekrana getirilemeyecek.

“Teröre destek veren, mezhep ayrımı ve Atatürk ilkelerine aykırı yayın yapan” kuruluşlara da ağır yaptırımlar getiren yeni düzenlemeyle bu kuruluşların yaptıkları bu tür yayınları tekrarlamaları durumunda lisans iptali söz konusu olabilecek. Bu düzenlemenin Kürt ve Alevi yayın organlarını tehdit ettiği belirtiliyor.” […]

Source : Sol

 

“BDP, Kürt karşıtı 4 diziyi şikayet etti” – Sol

Kurtlar Vadisi. Kaynak : Sol

“BDP lideri Selahattin Demirtaş, aralarında 4 televizyon dizisini Kürt karşıtlığı yapmakla suçlayarak sözkonusu diziler hakkında RTÜK’e şikayette bulundu.

BDP Genel Başkanı Selahattin Demirtaş, TRT’de yayınlanan “Sakarya Fırat” dizisinin yanısıra, Fethullahçı Samanyolu TV’de gösterilen “Ölümsüz Kahramanlar”, “Tek Türkiye” ile Show TV’de gösterilen “Kurtlar Vadisi” dizilerinin “kardeşlik kültürüne zarar verdiğini” belirtti.

BDP lideri Selatttin Demirtaş, bu yapımlarda gerçek dışı anlatım ve düşmanlığa teşvik olduğunu vurguladı.

4 diziyi Radyo Televizyon Üst Kurulu’na (RTÜK) şikayet eden Demirtaş, kendisi gibi şikayetçi vatandaşların RTÜK’e başvurmasını istedi. Demirtaş, bu dizileri seyredenlerin karşılarına çıkan ilk Kürt kökenli vatandaşa saldırabileceği tehlikesine de dikkat çekti.”

Source : Sol

“Turkish Television Dramas Breaking Taboos While Conveying Conservative Messages ” – Eurasianet.com

Risque by Turkish standards, the wardrobes and plot lines of soap operas like Ask-i Memnu ("Forbidden Love") have caused some conservatives to bemoan their popularity. But some cultural critics say the shows offer nothing but conservative values with a modern. Source : Eurasianet (Photo courtesy www.askimennu.tv)

“Homosexuality and sexual violence on prime time Turkish television: there is a lot of shocking stuff being broadcast in Turkey these days. And Turkish conservatives are horrified.

On September 16, about one-third of all Turkish television viewers tuned in to watch one of the country’s most popular young actresses being gang-raped in the first episode of a new drama series. A couple of days later, a television channel bought recently by a businessman close to the former Islamist government televised the first ever Turkish-made soap opera to show two men in bed together, naked.

Such scenes have caused outrage among traditionalists belonging to all shades of the political spectrum. (…)”

Source : Eurasianet.com

 

“Two TV series warned over sexual scenes” – Today’s Zaman

“The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) issued warnings to two TV series because of sexual scenes yesterday.

The RTÜK’s warnings were for the series “Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne?” (What is Fatmagül’s Offense?) and “Kılıç Günü” (Sword Day), the first episodes of which were broadcast by TV channels Kanal D and ATV last week. Complaints rained down on the RTÜK due to the rape scenes in both series. Out of the 4,272 complaints from viewers between Sept. 16 and Sept. 21, 68 percent (2,920) were for “Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne?” and 11 percent (455) were for “Kılıç Günü.”(…)”

Source : Today’s Zaman

“Turkey’s soap opera diplomacy ” – Public Radio International

“Soap operas from Turkey are forging trust and curiosity among residents of Bulgaria, its long-time foe.

Mistrust between Bulgarians and Turks runs deep. The Ottoman Turkish Empire ruled over Bulgaria for some 500 years. Some still look back to 1876, when Ottoman forces committed atrocities against Bulgarians, before the country’s independence in 1908. Today, Matthew Brunwasser reports for PRI’s The World that many Bulgarians have begun to warm to Turkey’s influence because of a not-so-secret weapon: soap operas.

Turkish soap operas are hugely popular in Bulgaria today. One of the main Bulgarian channels shows Turkish soaps six and a half hours a day.

“We are bigots when it comes to Turkey,” Atanas Harizanov, a resident of Perushtitsa, Bulgaria, told PRI’s The World. Perushtitsa was nearly wiped out in the 1876 uprising, but even there, residents are warming to the Turkish soap operas. “They are changing the consciousness of the people of Perushtitsa, despite the deeply buried pain of the past,” Harizanov said. “I don’t believe that its hatred anymore. But little by little, the Turkish soap operas are building a bridge of trust and curiosity.”

Bulgaria used to consider its southern neighbor backward and strictly Islamic, Brunwasser reports. The shows are changing that by showing glamorous Istanbul locations and attractive characters living modern lifestyles. […]”

Source : Public Radio International

“Turkish soap operas are getting more popular in Greece” – New York Turkish Club

“Starting with the big success of Foreign Groom (Yabanci Damat) a few years ago, Turkish soap operas have been getting increasingly more popular in Greece. Following the Foreign Groom, Binbir Gece (1001 Nights) was shown from October 2009 on and broke the record by drawing 1.1 million Greek viewers each day. Even on the first day of the World Cup, Binbir Gece captured 30.5 percent of viewers, overshadowing the opening game between France and Uruguay – the first time that a soap opera ever beat the ratings of a soccer match in Greece. In the winter season, additional Turkish soap operas, Forbidden Love (Ask-i Memnu) and Silver (Gumus), will start broadcasting on Greek channels.

The strong interest of Greek viewers in Turkish soap operas is seen as the indication of strong similarity between Greek and Turkish cultures by many. The rapprochement that started between Greece and Turkey in 1999 turned the two countries once enemies into strategic partners. During Turkish Prime Minister’s last visit, Turkey and Greece had a joint cabinet meeting and formed a High Level Cooperation Council between the two countries.

Turkish soap operas have been enjoying great popularity all throughout the Balkans, including but not limited to Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia Herzegovina. Lately, some of these series have also started being shown in some Central European countries such as Slovakia and the Czech Republic. This overwhelming interest inevitably increases the interest for Turkey and the Turkish language in the region.”

Source : New York Turkish Club

“Winds of Turkish soap operas on Greek TV channels” – Cumhuriyet

” Turkish soap operas are expected to attract thousands of Greeks in the upcoming TV season in Greece.

According to Greek media news reports, the winds of Turkish soap operas in Greece began with “Yabanci Damat” (“Foreign Son-in-Law”) and peaked with “Binbir Gece” (“1001 Nights”).

Sources said that Greek TV channels choose Turkish soap operas more than they do U.S. ones based on costs.

Turkish soap operas “Ask-i Memnu” (“Forbidden Love”) and “Gumus” (“Silver”) will be broadcast on Greek TV channels during the upcoming winter season.”

Source : Cumhuriyet

“Bringing together soap opera fans and religious figures” – Al Arabiya

“Last summer, airplanes traveling to Turkey were filled with young man and women who were fans of the Arabic-dubbed Turkish soap opera “Noor.” Record number of Arab tourists paid a visit to Turkey last summer, holidaying in the land of “Noor.”

As for this summer, it is preachers, imams, and religious figures who are rushing to Turkey, with preachers appearing on television screens calling for viewers to support Turkey and spend their summer holidays there.

Therefore this summer soap opera fans and religious people have – unusually – joined in their love of Turkey, which has become a common ground between them whereas previously it was a source of dispute between the two groups. This was after Imams last year attacked Turkey’s “shameless” soap operas, and called for the Arab public to boycott them. In contrast, merely mentioning Turkey this year elicits praise and support from everybody for the first time since the collapse of the Turkish Ottoman Caliphate. […]”

Source : Al Arabiya

“Turkish soap operas influencing Arab culture and politics” – The Peninsula

“Culture within a community varies from place to place. In the Arab world, and the GCC in particular, culture has a distinctly private and isolated nature consisting of habits, traditions and historical legacies that control the intellect and mind. These traditions command respect and demand sanctity – even those that violate norms, laws and perhaps even some religious teachings relating to justice, equality, acceptance, coexistence, citizenship, and partnership. Evolution of societies’ structure is often a long and complicated process with unidentifiable consequences. Thus, good governance of implications of cultural changes is unachievable until after the evolution has seceded to other generations. In recent years, a different culture has emerged, sweeping down from the north. More specifically, it began in Turkey and gained acceptance and spread widely in the structure of Arab society in an unprecedented manner compared to other cultural influences across the world. Turkish soap operas, movies, and songs dubbed in Arabic are storming GCC homes uninvited. Such media content is dominating public viewership as it is gaining popularity and is watched by millions from across the Atlantic to the Gulf and across continents by Arab expatriates living in Europe and the USA. It is sweeping across online forums and blogs, recording the highest rates of viewership and commentary. So popular is Turkish pop culture amongst Arabs that Turkish productions have surpassed those from Arab and Western countries.

The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet recently published a report on Turkish dramas and soap operas over the past few years. The report indicates that 22 countries are currently importing Turkish dramatic television series. Since Turkey started to export such productions in 2006, they have achieved record sales in the Arab world, Greece and Brazil. Further, the proceeds of Turkish TV production sales exceed $3m annually. Eighteen Turkish series are now airing in North Africa, Greece and Iran, and are among the most widely circulated productions in Egypt, the UAE, Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. The Turkish soap opera titled “Noor” has attracted over 85 million Arab viewers over the age of 15 years, consisting of nearly 50 million women, the equivalent of more than half of the adult Arab female viewers of any TV drama in the Arab world in recent years. As for the second most popular Turkish dramatic series in the Arab world, the show “Years Gone Past” has totalled 67 million viewers, including nearly 39 million women.

It would not be an exaggeration to state that there is a significant cultural impact wrought by these TV programmes on the cultural structure of Arab societies. The shared historical and religious circumstances between Turks and Arabs may have played a large role in endearing Turkish culture to Arabs more than to others, and made the impact of its media much stronger. There are several media reports on incidences of jealousy spurred by the stars of Turkish soap operas dubbed into Arabic. Among these incidences are divorce cases in the Arab world where women request that their husbands treat them more romantically, along the lines of what they see on the TV series “Noor”, or show them greater emotion, such as displayed by the star Yahya in the series “Years Gone Past”. One of the most amusing news stories in this regard is that of a Bahraini family that arranged a marriage between a Bahraini young woman named Noor and their son, Mohammed. To the family’s surprise, the reason for a delay in the response to their arrangement was the prospective bride’s desire for Mohammed to change his name to “Mohannad” (similar to the hero’s name on the Turkish series “Noor”). […]”

Source : The Peninsula

 

“Turkish soap opera becomes popular in Greece” – Hürriyet Daily News

"Binbir Gece". Source : Hürriyet

“A new trend in Greece comes from Turkey and its name is “Binbir Gece” (Thousand and One Nights), a Turkish soap opera.

The soap focuses on a Turkish love story that has magnetized Greece’s television audience in such a way that the majority of the Greek press speaks about a Turkish invasion of Greek TV. “(…)

Source : http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=turkish-soap-opera-becomes-popular-in-greece-2010-07-18

“Kriz dizileri vurdu, olan emekçiye oldu” – Sol

“İSMMMO yaptığı “Dizi Ekonomisi – Mayıs 2010” araştırması krizle birlikte küçülen dizi sektöründe istihdamın yaklaşık 50 bin kişi daraldığını, ücretlerin yüzde 40 oranında düştüğünü ortaya koydu.

İstanbul Serbest Muhasebeci Mali Müşavirler Odası’nın (İSMMMO) yaptığı “Dizi Ekonomisi – Mayıs 2010” araştırması medyada star oyuncuların aldığı ücretler öne çıkarılarak yer aldı. Ancak araştırma krizin vurduğu dizi sektöründe ağır koşullarda, düşük ücretlerle çalışan dizi ve set emekçilerinin şimdi de işsizlik sorunuyla yüzyüze olduğunu ortaya koydu.

Rapora gore tüm hareketliliğe karşın sektör 2008’e göre yüzde 30 oranında küçülerek 1 milyar TL’den 700 milyon TL’ye geriledi.

Sektör, kriz nedeniyle her üç diziden birini kurban verdi. Eylül 2008’de 11 ulusal kanalda yayınlanan yerli dizi sayısı 63 iken, Mayıs 2010 itibariyle bu sayı 7 ulusal kanala ve 42 yerli diziye indi.

Raporda, 150 bin kişinin istihdam edildiği sektörde krizle birlikte 50 bin kişinin işini kaybettiği belirtildi. Veriler büyük bir çoğunluğu güvencesiz çalışan emekçilerin krizle birlikte ilk tasarruf kalemi olarak görüldüğünü de ortaya koydu.

Sektördeki ücretler yüzde 40 oranında düştü

Eylül 2008’de yaptığı araştırmayla 2005-2008 yıllarında adeta “patlama” yaşayan dizi ekonomisinin, 1 milyar TL’lik bir ekonomik güce eriştiğini ortaya koyan İSMMMO, son yaptığı araştırmayla sektördeki küçülmeye işaret etti. İSMMMO’nun araştırmasına göre geçen yıl yaşanan krizle birlikte kanallar, yapımcı şirketlere ödedikleri ücretlerde yüzde 30 ila 50 oranında değişen indirimler yaptı.”[…]

Source : Sol

“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

 

“The crises of capitalism” par David Harvey – RSA Animate

Une des vidéos de la série “RSA Animate”, illustrant des conférences tenues à la Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Ces vidéos d’animation sont des petits chef-d’oeuvres à la fois d’intelligence et de vulgarisation scientifique.

La plupart des conférences données à la RSA sont disponibles en vidéo ou audio (toujours en anglais), soit directement sur le site de la RSA, soit en différé par podcast (ici, ou dans ITunes).

Cette vidéo a été postée le 26 juin 2010 sur le site de la RSA et illustre le propos de l’urbaniste et économiste marxiste David Harvey sur le capitalisme.

Source :
http://comment.rsablogs.org.uk/videos/page/2/

“Turks Put Twist in Racy Soaps” – New York Times

From left, Kivanc Tatlitug, Selcuk Yontem and Beren Saat in a scene from “Ask-i Memnu,” the top-rated series in Turkey. Source : Doğan TV & New York Times

“[…] Just another day at the office for the stars of “Gumus,” the Turkish soap opera that during its two-year run here on Kanal D has offered Turks not only the daytime-television miracle of sexual foreplay, but the standard sudsy compendium of shotgun weddings, kidnappings, car accidents and crazy plot twists like the one when the dead girlfriend of the aforementioned married dreamboat turns out to be alive and the mother of his illegitimate baby.

Usual stuff to American aficionados of the genre. But Turkish television has given the soap a fresh twist by making the connivers, kidnappers and canoodlers Muslims. And it is Arab audiences, even more than Turks, who have been swept off their feet.

Led by “Gumus” (“Noor” in Arabic), a wave of Turkish melodramas, police procedurals and conspiracy thrillers — “Yaprak Dokumu,” “Kurtlar Vadisi,” “Asmali Konak,” “Ihlamurlar Altinda” and now the steamy “Ask-i Memnu,” the top-rated series in Turkey (think Madame Bovary on the Bosporus) — are making their way onto Arab televisions, wielding a kind of soft power. […]”

Source : New York Times

“Turkish Parliament discusses bill on RTÜK amid opposition” – Hürriyet Daily News

A government-backed draft on Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council, or RTÜK, will grant the body further authorization over broadcast supervision, according to opposition parties, who accuse the government of trying to control the media. Ruling party officials, however, reject the claims, arguing the motion is part of EU harmonization laws.

The government-led draft bill on Turkey’s television watchdog, or RTÜK, was discussed in Parliament’s Constitution Commission on Wednesday.

Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, who is also responsible for Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council, or RTÜK, said the bill restructured the board and would bring solutions to the institution’s problems.(…)

Source : Hürriyet Daily News