Turkish TV show about urban poor hits a raw nerve
TV shows such as “Cukur” depict the lives of unemployed young men who live in poor urban districts and who try to survive in an unjust, brutal world by means of petty crime.
Tough scenes. A poster of the television show “Cukur.” (Facebook)
ISTANBUL - Scores of tourists strike various poses in front of a run-down cafe. Camera phones flash. Graffiti decorates the walls. Violent Turkish rap music blasts from nearby speakers. “It’s Cukur!” a young woman says happily to her friend and lifts her arm for another selfie.
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