Turkey’s media watchdog warns against broadcasting LGBT ballad


The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has contacted all music televisions in Turkey to tell them they should not run the latest video released by Turkish singer Mabel Matiz, who is popular among the country’ LGBT community, RTÜK member İlhan Taşçı said in a tweet. “They do not outright ban the video so they could walk back if necessary,” said Taşçı, who represents the main opposition party in the regulatory body. The song about starcrossed lovers does not mention a specific gender but the video has Matiz and another man in intimate poses. Conservative groups had targeted the artist for what they called normalising homosexuality, launching a campaing under the hashtag “#MabelMatizHaddiniBil”, which translates to “Know your place”.

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