Jan 04 2019

Turkey's top broadcasting authority imposed ban on TV series Modern Family

Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), 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 HaberTürk 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".

The teenagers in the TV series want to have children out of wedlock, and their parents encourage them to do so, also RTÜK 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 depicting three different families, including gay couples. The show won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in each of its first five years. 

https://www.haberturk.com/modern-family-dizisine-rtuk-ten-ceza-2281783