The US TV series Orange is the New Black’s Turkish version, Avlu [the Yard] faces censorship over some of its scenes considered making propaganda on behalf of terror organizations.
Starring Turkish actress Demet Evgar as the lead character, the new TV series is set to make its debut on March 29.
Cumhuriyet newspaper reported Monday that Justice Ministry officials has asked the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) to “take necessary measures” against some scenes that allegedly make prison officials look like torturers and prisons like torture centers.
“To create such perception towards prison facilities would serve terror groups’ interests,” the ministry said in its request.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its report in October 2017 that people detained after the 2016 failed putsch have been subject to torture in police custody while several others were abducted outside detention facilities.