Turkish Show Portrays Israelis As Baby Snatchers


obama-turkeyTurkey’s ambassador to Israel was summoned for an inquiry today by Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon, following a new serial thriller on Turkish TV depicting Mossad agents and Israeli representatives in Turkey as baby snatchers.

 Ayalon sought to inquire whether the series, “Valley of the Wolves”, includes serious anti-Israel messages.

Several months ago, a prime-time TV show called “Ayrilik” (“Farewell), which was broadcast on Turkish State-sponsored television channel TRT1, portrayed the Israel Defense Forces as a murderous, bloodthirsty army. At the same time, Ankara decided to cancel an annual joint air force drill with Israel in response to the Israeli operation in Gaza.

Ynet has learned that the “Valley of Wolves” series is known for its provocations and for enraging a different population group each season.

The show’s hero is an agent for the Turkish intelligence agency, who manages to infiltrate the country’s mafia.

The show has sparked a row since its very first season, and its rating skyrocketed.

The criticism was also directed at the involvement of American and Russian elements in the country’s criminal turmoil.  

{Ynet/Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}