Culture wars Turkish style: TV stations fined for Victoria’s Secret show; TV dating shows banned with new state of emergency decree…

Turkey’s television regulator has fined private broadcasters Star TV and NTV for suggesting that watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on New Year’s Eve “is part of Turkish traditions”

Turkey bans TV dating shows with new state of emergency decree

Turkey banned television dating shows with a new state of emergency decree published in the Official Gazette on April 29

Turkey blocks Wikipedia

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is inaccessible in Turkey, with officials saying it was blocked as an “administrative measure” thereby explaining why the courts weren’t involved. Turkish media says the government asked Wikipedia to take stuff down, but was ignored.


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The latest purge comes alongside a ban on TV dating shows and the blocking of the website Wikipedia.

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