Turkish TV channel fined for 'The Simpsons' blasphemy episode

Telegraph.co.uk 4 December 2012
By Justin Vela, Istanbul

Turkey's Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK), the state broadcasting regulator, levied the fine on the cartoon's Turkish broadcaster for airing an episode on September 20 that was found to be insulting to religion, according to local newspaper Hurriyet.

The episode in question was the Halloween special 'Treehouse of Horrors XXII,' that originally aired in the US in October last year. In one segment of the episode, titled "Dial D for Diddly", (continue reading...)