Turkey fines Simpsons for 'blasphemous' episode showing God taking orders from devil
Turkey's broadcasting watchdog is reportedly fining a TV 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 over the episode of the 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," Stuff.co.nz quoted a RTUK spokeswoman, as saying.
CNBC-e said it would comment once the fine was officially announced.
The Simpsons first aired in 1989 and is the longest-running US sitcom.
It is broadcast in more than 100 countries and CNBC-e has been airing it in Turkey for almost a decade.