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Turkey’s media watchdog fines three TV stations over sexual content

Each of the TV channels were fined $5,381 for showing a naked woman’s body, broadcasting pornographic scenes, and containing dialogue about condoms

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Three television stations in Turkey were fined by the country’s media watchdog for broadcasting material containing sexual content, Hurriyet Daily News reported Saturday.

Each of the premium subscription channels were fined 12,353 Turkish liras ($5,381) for showing a naked woman’s body, broadcasting pornographic scenes, and containing dialogue about condoms.

The Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK) fined Moviemax Premier was fined for “obscenity” for a scene featuring a nude woman and a man in the movie “Crossing Over.”

In the movie, both male and female actors were seen naked while talking on a bed, during which the actress’s nude body and genitalia were “put on display and presented as a sexual commodity.”

RTÜK also said that MGM channel was fined for showing obscene scenes. It showed a man having sexual intercourse with two women, as well as one that showed the two women engaging in a lesbian relationship, in the movie “Illegal in Blue.”

The TV 2 station was fined for containing material damaging the “physical, mental and moral development of children and youths.”