Greek neo-Nazi party calls for boycott to Turkish soap operas
Yorgo Kırbaki Hurriyet.com.tr
Leader of the extreme right Golden Dawn party Mihaloliakos addresses parliamentarians during a session at the parliament in Athens. REUTERS photo
The leader of Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party has called on the nation’s citizens to boycott Turkish soap operas while barring his MPs from watching them, daily Hürriyet reported today.
"I call on deputies of Golden Dawn and its supporters not to watch Turkish series," party leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos was quoted as saying. He also recommended not watching the commercials that run during the airing of Turkish shows.
Michaloliakos said it was a "shame" that Turkish shows were being aired in Greece, which had a "unique" cultural heritage and said friendly relations between Turks and Greeks was against the well-being of Greece and its citizens.
The neo-Nazi leader said they would bring the issue of the popularity of Turkish soap operas to the Greek Parliament's agenda and would ask the Greek broadcasting authority to intervene.