The MBC Group, a satellite channel company that broadcasts to the Arab world, announced on March 1 that it has removed the Turkish series from broadcasting. Channel decided who do not share that was received by the AP news agency, the crisis between Saudi Arabia and Qatar pointed out that Turkey’s stance in favor of Qatar.
The ban on Turkish films and series also includes Turkish programs. The prohibition of the Turkish series, which has become a phenomenon in the Arab geography, by the MBC and all the channels within it brings to mind the “Who are the partners of the channel?”
The channel, which was established in 1991 as the first private TV channel in the world to broadcast in Arabic from London in 1991, carried its headquarters to Dubai in 2002. Although it is not known exactly who the shareholders of the company are, it is known that they are members of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia.
According to the news of Yeni Safak, MBC put the ‘Silver’ sequence in the name of ‘Nur’ and carried Turkish serials to Arab world. MBC bought the Turkish serials rights and sold it to other channels.
WAS BURNING TO GET SHARE FROM POTATO?
The Turkish series, reaching a sectoral volume of 350 million dollars, which has been exported to more than 140 countries with the successful acceleration achieved recently, has a lot of audiences especially in the Arab world.
Among the evacuation operations in November last month in Saudi Arabia were top names, bureaucrats, princes, ministers and company patrons. Among those arrests appeared MBC Group President Walid al-Ibrahim. The President of the MBC was arrested in Riyadh in November. It is alleged that al-Ibrahim’s signature of liberty extended to contractual documents in the face of material and political agreements made with other names was also applied to this method. The release of MBC Group President by Selman’s order brought to mind the question “was the agreement on the Turkish series?”
MBC WRITER HAYEK: TURKISH DILEMENTS IS FOR 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS
MBC Spokesman Mazen Hayek confirmed that “the decision to remove all Turkish series on several television channels in the region has been taken.” However, it was unclear whether the decision was taken by the MBC or imposed from the outside. Hayek, who advocated that the decision would encourage the production of Arab and Gulf series at high quality, said, “The episode cost of the Arabic series is between 40 thousand and 100 thousand dollars. Turkish series is worth 250 thousand dollars or more, “he said.
SIX SERIAL ACTIVITY
After the MBC channel and other Arab countries banned the Turkish serials, Wounded Love, Inside, Rental Love, Magnificent Century, etc., were broadcast. MBC Spokesperson Mazen Hayek stated that higher quality Arabic sequences would meet with the audience.
THE NUMBER OF THE MINISTER RELEASED: THIS STEPS LEAVE BACK
Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş made a statement about the matter. Some foreign correspondents, the ministers of the Turkish series with great appreciation for the Kurtulmuş said:
“They warn us in advance that our friends, ours, my wife, my mother, my child, will watch this evening. There is such an interest. This shows the soft power of Turkey. It is not possible to say that the other country’s movies have been watched with such great enthusiasm, affection and sympathy. Three politicians can not decide who sees what film to watch sitting at the desk. These times are already behind. ”
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