Turkey rules out any Israeli censorship against TV series

Turkey rules out any censorship against TV series that tells Gaza offensive last year due to Israel.

Israel’s three-week offensive in the Gaza Strip in December and January killed nearly 1500 Palestinians, including children and women.

Turkish State Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, who is responsible for state-run broadcaster TRT, said on Thursday the Turkish government does not intervene in a TV drama.

TRT is sponsoring the 13-episodes series with the motto “7 countries, 7 headliners”.

Anadolu news agency quoted Arınc as saying that, “any stance of Turkey against Israel is out of question.”

“Separation” underlines that the believe will not dissappear in the holy territory which becomes symbol of the humanitarian joint place for both Palestinians and Israelis without discrimination between Muslims or Jews.

First episode, titled “Palestine in Love and War”, was shot in the first qibla (direction of the Muslim prayers) Al-Aqsa mosque and the most important place for Jewish believers, Wailing Wall.

Other episodes of “Separation” was shot in Armenia, Chechnya, Iran, Ozbekstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan alongside Turkey.

The show’s producer, Selcuk Cobanoglu, told Reuters, “If the Israeli government is disturbed with this, it means they are disturbed with the reality when we go there and eyewitness what is happening there.”


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