Not coincidentally, violence against women — including domestic violence — has undergone a dramatic rise in Turkey.
Kurtulmus argues that dating shows are contrary to Turkey’s “customs, traditions, beliefs, the Turkish family structure and the culture of Anatolian lands”.
As reported by Hurriyet Daily News: If those explanations strike you as terrible and also bizarre, you’re not the only one.
Çalınak was twice sentenced to prison for the murders but incredibly, released early both times under a government amnesty program. “I’m an honest person looking for a new wife,” Çalınak (in maybe the most optimistic moment in television history) informed the horrified audience, who clapped enthusiastically when the host asked him to leave.
We entered the market in 2006 and the concept was a local dating site based around city neighborhoods.
There’s about 35 million Internet users in Turkey at this time and about 1/3 are under 15. There’s actually no real translation for the word ‘dating’ in Turkey. Our users don’t want to really disclose their identity.