07/10/2009 | Writer: KAOS GL

October 2, 2009
Hurriyet Daily News

Turks are used to watching erotic scenes in foreign TV series. But when Turkish actors appear in erotic scenes in popular, prime-time Turkish series, the question of whether they harm Turkish family values and should be encrypted is launching a new debate.

After five minutes of kissing earned one television channel a warning from the industry watchdog and prompted a state minister to suggest encrypting scenes of questionable mores, debate has erupted over the appropriate length of romantic encounters on Turkish TV.

This debate, however, is only a small part of a much larger discussion ongoing in society over popular TV series that stand accused of harming Turkish family values. "But what exactly are Turkish family values?" ask some experts.

The Supreme Board of Radio and Television, or RTUK, found the five-minute scene
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