The Language Association defines 'bad woman' as a 'prostitute', whereas 'bad man' is, 'someone who is found unlikeable at the movies by the audience, who is in a conflict with the movie's hero, and at the end is usually beaten down.'
Many people have criticized the definitions on social media, saying, "'Bad woman' is in the whorehouse, 'bad man' is in 'Yeşilçam' ['Green Pine' which refers to the old Turkish film industry.]"
The Association's President, Mustafa Kaçalın, answered reporters' questions on Wednesday about the wide scale criticism the definition of 'available' has attracted. He responded that the definition of 'available' was put in the official dictionary in 1983 and the Association will take people's recent reaction into consideration, and may revise the definition.
He said, "Everyone can warn [us], and we would correct it [definition]."
The Turkish Language Association (TDK) is the official regulatory body of the Turkish language. The association acts as the official authority on the language, contributes to linguistic research on Turkish and other Turkic languages, and is charged with publishing the official dictionary of the language.
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