Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) President Ebubekir Şahin said, “Unfortunately, RTÜK is not a censorship organization, it cannot bring censorship. We do not want to be an institution of censorship. We do not want to be a censorship institution.
Ebubekir Şahin, Chairman of the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), who participated in the online program of the Lawyers Association, said that they warned some television channels over bilateral relations. Şahin asked a question about censorship directed against him. RTÜK is not a censorship organization expressed. Şahin noted the following on the question of censorship:
“Unfortunately, RTÜK is not a censorship organization. It cannot bring censorship. Censorship, you know very well, is prohibited by our Constitution. We do not want to be a censorship institution. We call a program unfortunately sometimes ‘unfortunately’. Due to the problems that will occur in the audits after a program is published we can control. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have any other arguments. It will broadcast in a distressing way to our national and moral values, then we are behind criminal sanction There is no such thing as we will apply. “
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Şahin continued his speech as follows:
“Sometimes we do this. We also get criticism about this, but I think we will face the criticism. we can’t call it censorship. Maybe some channels will take this now. ‘Yes you see, RTÜK President admitted. He was censoring ‘. No, We attach importance to bilateral relations. We just don’t have sanctions. We have audience representatives. We warn them. Look, if you do this, it will have results like this. If you do this again, its you are free to bear the consequences. When we do not get results from bilateral relations, we have to apply criminal sanctions. This is not censorship. “
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Şahin, on the subject “Your publications to our criteria, to our national and moral values We defend it not to be contrary to it, we do what is necessary. We also have exemplary penalties given in this sense. “ said.
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