Turkish Soap Operas Take Bulgaria by Storm

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Turkish Soap Operas Take Bulgaria by Storm: Turkish Soap Operas Take Bulgaria by Storm A scene from Turkish soap opera Binbir Gece. Photo by harikasozler.net

From hurriyet.com (Turkey)

A private Bulgarian broadcaster airing a Turkish soap opera has seen its ratings soar to new heights, a success that has led it to start showing another Turkish program as well.

The Nova Televizia channel broke the record for viewer numbers when it started broadcasting the Turkish soap opera "Binbir Gece." The channel then decided to broadcast another Turkish show, "Dudaktan Kalbe."

"Dudaktan Kalbe," which is being broadcast under the name "Melody of the Heart," has already matched the viewer numbers attained by "Binbir Gece."

Executives at Nova Televizia believe the success of the Turkish programs in Bulgaria is due to similarities in the social culture and lifestyle of the two countries.

Nova Televizia's success has also led Bulgaria's biggest private broadcaster, BTV, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, to initiate plans to air the Turkish soap opera "GümüЕџ."

BTV has launched a massive advertising campaign to promote the program, which is set to begin airing Monday. Billboards promoting the program can be seen in the capital, Sofia, and the country's other major cities. Executives said they expect "GümüЕџ" to be a big hit; if their expectations are met, they plan to include more Turkish soap operas on their broadcast schedule. Turkish soap operas have also been a major success in the Middle East.

 

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#19
NellieotAmerica - 16 Jun 2009 // 18:00:41

Hairless

I was referencing the commercial we get here in the US about Cialis (a form of Viagra) that if it doesn't go down in 4 hours, you should call your doctor.

What are you referencing? Your manhood? You know what they say--the older you get, the longer it takes...........It must take Bill the whole weekend, starting on Friday night and going at it until Sunday night. A short break on Sunday for the Church, of course.

#18
Hairydave - 16 Jun 2009 // 17:55:49

Is 4 hours not normal then???

#17
NellieotAmerica - 16 Jun 2009 // 17:49:55

Bill

"And the more I learn about you, the more disgusting your marriage "proposal" gets!

Now suppose you quit the damned trolling?"

You haven't heard anything yet. I will marry you and then tie you to the bed and make you take Viagra until you are blue in the face and then I will force you to have sex with me (with me on top naturally), and if/when your erection doesn't go down in 4 hours, I will not call your doctor! So there!

#16
Bill - 16 Jun 2009 // 09:34:26

Nellie.

How disgusting can you get? I thought you had already reached the limit.

No, sex with a woman is not disgusting, but the charade you make out of it is!

And the more I learn about you, the more disgusting your marriage "proposal" gets!

Now suppose you quit the damned trolling?

#15
NellieotAmerica - 16 Jun 2009 // 03:32:04

Bill

Asking you to marry me is disgusting? Only gay men find sex with a woman disgusting. You are so gay!

#14
Bill - 16 Jun 2009 // 02:52:23

Nellie:

It's about time you got disgusted about something. You've been passing me disgusting shit for months, and it's long since time you quit!

#13
NellieotAmerica - 16 Jun 2009 // 02:26:08

Bill

"I can't imagine why you get all firedup over the sex ife of a fish. I just hope you got the mess on the floor under your chair cleaned up after you got done watching that link."

Now that's disgusting!

#12
Bill - 16 Jun 2009 // 02:17:47

Nellie.

"You probably think it is disgusting that Blue Headed Wrasses are protogynous"

Wow! Is your head ever screwed on wrongly. No, it's not disgusting when it's natural for the species, and done according to the rules for that species.

Just like sex among human beings. Under the right circumstances, it's a beautiful loving thing, but when you start using gutter language about it, it gets dirty, like anything else dragged through a gutter Sex can be described in much cleaner language than you use.

I can't imagine why you get all firedup over the sex ife of a fish. I just hope you got the mess on the floor under your chair cleaned up after you got done watching that link.

#11
NellieotAmerica - 16 Jun 2009 // 01:33:23

Bill

"I don't give a damn how fish multiply.

I just hope you don't!!!"

You probably think it is disgusting that Blue Headed Wrasses are protogynous (female first) sequential hemaphrodites. This means that when the secondary male in a community dies, the largest female changes into a male. I think it is simply magical.

#10
Bill - 15 Jun 2009 // 21:23:31

Nellie:

Try this:

http://www.earlham.edu/~maheume/Wrasse.htm

Might even make your day.

#9
Bill - 15 Jun 2009 // 19:00:36

Nellie:

"none is more intriguing and bewildering than the sex life of the blue-headed wrasse? "

That's only one aspect of the difference between us. You're obsessed with sex, and that sort of thing would fascinate you. I don't give a damn how fish multiply.

I just hope you don't!!!

#8
NellieotAmerica - 15 Jun 2009 // 16:51:08

Bill

Did you know that among the many fascinating aspects of reef life, none is more intriguing and bewildering than the sex life of the blue-headed wrasse?

I knew it! Over ten years in deep water and you have learned nothing about fish!

#7
NellieotAmerica - 15 Jun 2009 // 16:45:45

Chushle!

You are up to your simply splendid writing style once again! I expect (and look for in vain) a sour-faced Somerset Maugham in immaculate white ducks to descend the rickety wood stairs of my rusty old trailer. But the closest I got to it was the luto chushle whose expression of disdain was remarkably similar to an old turtle.

#6
Bill - 15 Jun 2009 // 15:04:16

chushki:

Maybe you're being too hard on Nellie. It's not her fault that the family name ends in "oglu", is it?

#5
Chushki - 15 Jun 2009 // 13:47:41

Unlucky for Baba Nellie that she now lives in a trailor park in the states. If she was back in the gyspsy ghetto in Bulgaria where she crawled out from she would be able to enjoy the soap operas produced in her ancestral homeland and in her beloved native language.

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