Why Turkey’s top TV channel banned popular US series Modern Family

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Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK), a top broadcasting authority, has imposed a temporary broadcast ban on the U.S. television series, Modern Family, which airs on Qatari TV network beIN Series, Turkish news site HaberTurk reported on Friday.

RTUK banned the broadcasting of the TV series for two show duration, and charged the channel with a fine for "using profane language, allowing coverage of a child born out of wedlock and contradicting with national and sentimental values".


According Ahvalnews, the teenagers in the TV series want to have children out of wedlock, and their parents encourage them to do so, also RTUK detected profane language in it, HaberTürk said.

The TV series Modern Family, first premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, is the U.S. family TV sitcom. It won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in each of its first five years.

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