RTÜK fines channel for 'immoral' words during show
ISTANBULThe Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK) has fined a private Turkish TV station 502,979 Turkish Liras, after a game show competitor said “immoral” things to motivate her husband during a show, daily Hürriyet reported today.
“Baby, think of me with another man, think something bad and mad at me,” the competitor told her husband, who was competing in a game show on Kanal D in which four couples were competing for a car.
In its decision, RTÜK stated that the woman’s words were immoral and fined the channel on charges of being against society’s national and sentimental values, public morality, and laws protecting the family.
“'Think of me with someone else’ refers to an illegal affair, which means cheating,” the RTÜK statement said. “Competitors attempting to motivate their spouses does not mean there is no a border or measure for means of expression.”