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Pro-AKP TV shows face dwindling audiences

Pro-AKP dramas are failing miserably in cinemas and on TV.

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has so far won many political battles against all odds, but it keeps losing on the public relations front, particularly in cinema and TV, in spite of vigorous and costly efforts.

Enjoying strong electoral support, the party has been forming governments for more than a decade, has consolidated its power in all state apparatuses, channeled large amounts of money to pro-AKP businessmen and created its own partisan media network. Still, all the pro-AKP dramas, whether on the big screen or TV, keep failing at high costs.

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