Framing Prostitution in Turkey: News Media Coverage of Prostitution


Ozascilar M., Ziyalar N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCIENCES, vol.10, no.2, pp.152-164, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.152-164

Abstract

Prostitution has been considered one of the most sensitive social issues in Turkey. The study aims to determine the attitudes toward prostitution by analyzing news on prostitution in three daily newspapers having the top circulations in Turkey. In this study, framing analysis is used to determine the representation of prostitutions in the news media. The analysis reveals that there are four themes in the period under review: non-Turkish prostitutes, disease - HIV, consumers and organized crime.