ISTANBUL - Turkey's state broadcasting watchdog has banned the music video for "Love Sex Magic," a duet between pop star Justin Timberlake and Ciara, due to its sexually explicit content, Milliyet newspaper said.
The Radio and Television Supreme Council has barred TV channels from showing the video because "it contains sexual outfits, dancing and scenes that are contrary to the development of children and youth and morality in general," according to the daily.
The video features a skimpily clad Ciara licking Timberlake's ear and the two singers dancing closely together.
Ali Karacan, the owner of Numberone TV which has aired the video, called the ban "anachronistic" and "humiliating" for Turkey, a secular Muslim country, Milliyet reported.
(Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley)