ISTANBUL (AFP): Turkey’s media watchdog has rebuked one of the country’s most popular ongoing soap operas for a passionate kissing scene deemed excessively erotic, reports said on Friday. The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) took issue with a prolonged embrace between Elif and Omer, the main protagonists of the hit soap “Kara Para Ask” (Black Money Love). The watchdog will meet in the next weeks to decide what action to take, which will likely involve a fine, the Hurriyet daily said. Turkish soaps have in the last years become the country’s most successful cultural exports, generating huge audiences in the Balkans and Middle East with series which often consist of up to 50 movie-length episodes. However romantic scenes rarely stray beyond the conventional and while kissing is filmed it is rarely more than a peck on the lips.