Peter Kenyon. A new law in Turkey, apparently aimed at emphasizing a more pious lifestyle, is having a chilling effect on filmmakers and television producers. A new law in Turkey has people in the country's film and television industry worried about censorship. Turkey already has restrictions on showing people smoking or violating Islamic customs, but the law, critics say, gives the government more power over scenes and dialogue. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports. Turkish movies and television series have reached new levels of international popularity.
Dossier 20: Turkey Country Report
Stricter Laws Demanded to Protect Turkish LGBT Community | Voice of America - English
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Published in:. There is not a single day when those who defend the Rule of Law and democracy in Turkey or who belong to minorities are not violently and massively attacked by the State. Activists, journalists, political leaders, academics, teachers, students, unionists, lawyers, magistrates, representatives of minorities… They are harassed, dismissed, arrested, imprisoned, sued, subjected to violence.