Uzbeks censor Turkish TV series
Actor Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ starred in TV series ‘Gümüş’ with the actress Songül Öden.Three state-run televisions in Uzbekistan have banned the broadcasting of Turkish TV series on the grounds that they contain “unsuitable content.”
According to news that appeared in the Uzbek media, some sources that are close to state television said the real reason behind banning Turkish TV series was the “rebellious situation” of some characters in those series.
It is also said that some scenes in the series were inappropriate to the mindset of Uzbek people.
Uzbek state televisions also banned Turkish TV series in 2000, but although they later returned to the screen.
The TV series “Gümüş” was broadcast on Yoshlar TV in Uzbekistan five times a week during morning hours and prime time. The star of the series, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, has become very popular among the youth in the country.