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Deputy PM argues with opposition deputy over the word ‘vagina’

from Hurriyet Daily News
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has stirred controversy in the Turkish Parliament…


Turkey’s PM Attacks Popular TV Show

from Yahoo news
Turkey is witnessing something of a battle royal. The country?s most popular soap television series, “Magnificent Century,” is about Turkey?s most famous sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent. The costume drama has been a hit not only inside Turkey, but also outside, from the Balkans to the Middle East. But Turkey?s prime minister sees the TV series as nothing short of historical heresy.

The Turkish soap opera that has enraged the country’s politicians

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk
Even the country’s prime minister thinks the show maligns Suleiman the Magnificent, and it could lead to a law banning misrepresentation of historical figures
Age: He was born in 1494 and died 1566, so knocking on, though he looks pretty good in Magnificent Century.
Magnificent Century? You have clearly not been keeping up with your Turkish soap operas. It is a hugely popular serial dramatising the life of the Ottoman sultan Suleiman bin Selim Khan.


Website for Arabs to draw more tourists

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has opened a website in the Arabic language..

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