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.
- “Deviating from the Path: A cross-dresser's troubles with a resurgent Islam”. Economist. Jan 10, 2008. www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=10499110.