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Turkish leader upset about TV soap’s portrayal of Suleiman

Tayyip Erdogan was appalled by a recent episode of the weekly drama Magnificent Century, which is set during the beloved Sultan’s 16th century reign.

The politician was particularly upset by the depiction of Suleiman as a harem-dwelling cad.

Erdogan rages, “We don’t know such a Suleiman. He spent 30 years on horseback, not in the palace, not what you see in that series.”

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Magnificent Century, which debuted at the beginning of 2011, has become one of Turkey’s highest rated programmes.

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