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07 January 2009

Seyfi Dursumoglu (1932 - ) impersonator.

Since the 1960s, Seyfi has been popular with millions of Turks, doing his drag act with sharp-witted and topical comments. He performs as Huysuz Virjin (=Petulant Virgin), but would always end his show appearing as his male persona in a suit.
In 2007 he was banned by the Turkish Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK) on the grounds that “it is not pleasant to watch a man in women's clothes and that he will set a bad example for children”.
Since then he has appeared only in his male persona and only on a private television channel.

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