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Turkish broadcasting watchdog suspends controversial religious TV program
February 09, 2018

Turkey’s radio and television watchdog has suspended a TV program hosted by a Muslim televangelist that blended theological discussion and dancing, saying it violated gender equality and women’s rights.

Adnan Oktar hosts talk show programs on his television channel, A9, where he has discussed Islamic values and sometimes danced with young women he calls “kittens” and sang with young men, his “lions”.

The punishment was imposed after Ali Erbas, the head of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, criticized the 62-year-old Oktar’s broadcasts last week for mixing religious and profane elements.

Source: Reuters