19 Şubat 2018 Pazartesi
Holy Exploitation! Minister Slams Faith-product Peddlers
türkçe links to original Turkish article
(Milliyet Newspaper, 18 February 2018)
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Customs and Trade Minister Bülent Tüfenkci had criticized
commercials on TV and radio for products that exploit
religious feelings, such as pain creams, prayer books, Kâbe
aromas and black cumin creams. Tüfenkci directed his
ministry's Advertisement Council to impose administrative
sanctions on the products and their sponsors.
Noting that these products are proffered by individuals
wearing religious garb, Tüfenkci declared that "these people
are harming consumers' economic situation and playing around
with their health." He added that he has had the faith-based
peddlers made known to the Ministry of Health and public
prosecutors, as well as asking RTÜK (radio-TV regulating
authority) to shut down the TV and radio channels where
these commercials are promulgated.
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