Sunday, February 14, 2016

Turkey: Turkcell pulls funny anti-Valentines ad over anti-Semitism concerns

Via Daily Sabah:
Turkey's largest mobile phone operator Turkcell has discontinued an ad published for Valentine's Day, based on claims that the starring actress had made anti-Semitic remarks in the past. The ad had gained wide-range attention on social media for humorously mocking Valentine's Day and the single young people who dread it.

According to Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioğlu's statements on his Twitter account, the company pulled the video based on its respect for sensitivities of all ethnicities, religions and other differences.

Tilbe, the leading player of the ad is a singer and had made anti-Semitic remarks in 2014 on her Twitter account.
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