“Turkish viewers find it difficult to really enjoy even the television series they like. Although this might sound paradoxical, it is true, given that the standard length of a Turkish series episode is 90 minutes, excluding the commercial breaks.
However, a state broadcasting regulator is working on setting limits to the average duration of an individual TV series episode. If this is good news for the viewer, it is great news for TV crewmembers, who have long been calling for limitations to episode length, even arguing that the current conditions in the production of a Turkish series violate a number of international labor and workers’ rights conventions. (…)”
Source : Today’s Zaman