|RTUK fines ATV for anti-Iranian content of TV series||
TEHRAN -- ATV, one of the most widely watched TV channels in Turkey, has been fined 267,000 lira (about $150,000) by the Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) for anti-Iranian content in a TV series broadcast on the channel.
The decision was made a day after the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) sent a letter to the RTUK last week, protesting against ATV for screening some allegedly anti-Iranian scenes in the Turkish TV series “Valley of the Wolves”, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Wednesday.
“Valley of the Wolves” was mostly about an agent named Polat Alemdar who infiltrated the mafia and became the partner of the mafia gunman Süleyman Çakir after having plastic surgery. The scenario makes direct and indirect references to Turkish politics and political history from the viewpoint of an undercover agent.
Some scenes of the TV series convey the impression that Iran is behind certain political events in Turkey.
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