News

Al-Azhar University Warns of Turkish, Indian Soap Operas

Al-Azhar University Warns of Turkish, Indian Soap Operas

Deputy president of al-Azhar University Youssef Amer warned of the danger of airing Turkish and Indian soap operas, stating that they might have negative repercussions on Egypt’s culture.

Amer further added that these soap operas can affect the Arabic language; hence, the Arab identity should be preserved through our language and religion.

The statements of Amer came during a seminar held by al-Azhar under the title of “The role of al-Azhar Centre for Translation in spreading the Islamic culture” in a book fair at the Library of Alexandria.

Amer stressed during the seminar that the Centre for Translation’s role is to inform people that religion should not be forced on anyone.

In recent week, the Saudi-owned private broadcaster “MBC group” – one of the largest broadcasters in the Arab world and the Middle East– banned the airing of all Turkish dramas and soap operas. Turkish soap operas have gained wide popularity over the past few years across the Middle East, with millions of Arab viewers for Turkish dramas.

Egyptian TV host Amr Adeeb endorsed the banning decision of all Turkish dramas and soap operas. He further called on all the Egyptian TV channel to follow the footsteps of MBC group and ban the airing of all Turkish series.

“[Turkey] is using [the Arab world], and it makes massive amounts of money from this trade,” Adeeb said.

Bilateral relations between Egypt and Turkey have strained over the past few years after the Egyptian military had ousted former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Turkey described the ouster decision as a “military coup”.

'LaLaLand': Promoting Tourism in Egypt and Changing Lives through Yoga
Son of Former Egyptian MP Suicide 'Linked to Online Suicide Game'

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Man Killed While Swimming in Luxurious Hacienda Bay

Seif GhallabJune 17, 2018

Fuel Price Hike Prompts Increase in Public Transportation Fares

Egyptian StreetsJune 17, 2018

Fuel and Cooking Gas Prices Surge In Egypt

Jana Bou MatarJune 16, 2018

“Egypt Won!”: Egyptians ‘Proud’ Despite World Cup Loss to Uruguay

Egyptian StreetsJune 16, 2018

Egypt Loses 1-0 to Uruguay in Tense Performance

Egyptian StreetsJune 15, 2018

Mohamed Salah ‘Not Among Starting XI’ in Uruguay World Cup Match

Egyptian StreetsJune 15, 2018

Mo Salah Will Play in Egypt – Uruguay Match of World Cup

Sara AhmedJune 14, 2018

Egypt Replaces Minsters of Interior and Defence in Surprise Move

Egyptian StreetsJune 14, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.