Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said: 'There are some strange programmes that would scrap the institution of family, take away its nobility and sanctity.'In an interview with a provincial TV channel carried in the Hurriyet newspaper Kurtulmuş said: 'We are working on this and we are coming to the end of it.
Although there were a few notable dating shows before then, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that no other decade did bad dating shows quite like the 90’s.
The Turkish government is to ban several popular television dating shows which do not fit in with 'traditions and customs'.
Matchmaking reality shows like Ne Çikarsa Bahtina (Luck of the Draw) are very popular in Turkey but there have been tens of thousands of complaints and the ruling AKP sees them as out of kilter with the Islamic values it has introduced after decades of secularism.
The audience sees only the game; an important feature of all dating game shows is that the contestants have little or no previous knowledge of each other, and are exposed to each other only through the game, which may include viewing a photograph or at least knowing the basic criteria for participation (typically participants are not already married).
There have been a number of dating shows aired on television over the years, using a variety of formats and rules.