Don't miss the inspiring speeches at The Jerusalem Post Conference
Turkey fines TV channel for 'The Simpsons' blasphemy
ByREUTERS
December 4, 2012 05:45

ISTANBUL - Turkey's broadcasting regulator is fining a television channel for insulting religious values after it aired an episode of "The Simpsons" which shows God taking orders from the devil.

Radio and television watchdog RTUK said it was fining private broadcaster CNBC-e 52,951 lira ($30,000) over the episode of the hit US animated TV series, whose scenes include the devil asking God to make him a coffee.



"The board has decided to fine the channel over these matters," an RTUK spokeswoman said but declined further comment, saying full details would probably be announced next week.

CNBC-e said it would comment once the fine was officially announced.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
March 29, 2017
Islamic State shelling forces engineers to evacuate Syrian dam

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 15 - 29
    Beer Sheva
    15 - 24
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 16 - 23
    Jerusalem
    15 - 22
    Haifa
  • 21 - 30
    Elat
    15 - 26
    Tiberias