Turkey’s media watchdog praises TV series staff for making 'sacrifices' amid virus outbreak
The head of Turkey's media watchdog has thanked the staff of locally-made TV series and shows for making "sacrifices for citizens” by continuing to shoot their episodes. Ebubekir Şahin's comments come amid the cancellation and postponements of several TV series around the world amid the coronavirus epidemic.
While numerous TV productions are being cancelled around the world amid coronavirus outbreak, the head of Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), Ebubekir Şahin, has encouraged Turkish TV shows and series to continue shooting their episodes.
Şahin thanked the staff of locally-made TV productions for making "sacrifices for citizens.”
“As the RTÜK president, I thank producers, scriptwriters, actors, [TV] presenters, [TV] commentators and all of our friends working both in front of the scenes and behind the scenes, who are continuing their works by making sacrifices for our citizens,” Şahin tweeted on March 19.
7- Vatandaşlarımız için fedakârlık göstererek çalışmalarına devam eden yapımcı, senarist, oyuncu, sunucu, yorumcu ve ekranın hem önünde hem de arkasında her nevi vazifeyi yürüten dostlarımıza RTÜK Başkanı olarak çok teşekkür ediyorum.— Ebubekir Şahin (@ebekirsahin) March 19, 2020
Şahin said that TV shows and series were helping people to cope with the current situation of self-isolation.
“Our TVs are also an important tool of entertainment. The locally-made TV productions and series, which were already in demand, continue to accompany you as your address of relaxation amid the intense agenda,” he wrote.
6- Televizyonlarımız aynı zamanda önemli bir eğlence aracı. Halihazırda rağbet gören yerli yapım ve diziler, içinde bulunduğumuz ağır gündemde de rahatlama adresiniz olarak sizlerle olmaya devam ediyor.— Ebubekir Şahin (@ebekirsahin) March 19, 2020
Şahin'scomments come amid the cancellation and postponements of several TVshows and series around the world amid the coronavirus epidemic.