Netflix has removed an episode of “Designated Survivor,” in which a fictitious Turkish president is portrayed as a villain, from its service in Turkey following a demand by the Radio and Television High Council (RTÜK). The episode in question, the seventh one of season two, is still available on Netflix in all other countries.
A Netflix production called “Love 101” about a group of high school students was criticized by Turkey’s Radio and Television High Council (RTÜK) when a fake Twitter account posing as the producers hinted that one of the characters was not heterosexual, binary or cis-gendered. "We couldn’t possibly overlook any content that could badly affect the development of kids and young adults,” RTÜK Chair Ebubekir Şahin said.
Twitter has exploded after a hint that one of the main characters of the new Turkish series Netflix Aşk 101 (Love 101) will be LGBT. Twitter in Turkey on April 8 headed the hashtag #netflixadamol (which translates as "Netflix, be a man").
Serbian actor Darko Peric, the star of Netflix's hit series La Casa de Papel (Money Heist), said that if he hadn't chosen the code name of "Helsinki" in the show, he would choose Istanbul. Ekrem İmamoğlu, the city's mayor said, "Helsinki is right."
A deadly virus has struck Istanbul. Panicked people flood the streets hoping to snatch up whatever necessities they can find. They attack each other while lining up for bottles of drinking water. Now that The Protector’s third season carries undeniable resonances with the most hot-button issue of the day, contagious viruses, it seems the most we can expect from the show is this kind of accidental relevance.
Netflix Turkey will be producing at least three new shows, their first feature film and a reality show in the coming season, they announced in an event March 10. Netflix Turkey also signed on for a third season of its hit show "The Gift."
Popular online streaming service Netflix will now offer direct access to Turkish TV shows and movies for its 167 million users in 190 different countries. While the web navigation menu now offers the option "Turkish TV Shows & Movies," users can also access the collection at netflix.com/MadeinTurkey.
Unlike previous films, Netflix's Rise of Empires aspires to be both a documentary and historical epic, ending up as a strange mix of the two. At best, the documentary side seeks to provide additional narrative and drama to the reenactment, making for a better story without really providing any historical perspective.
Egypt's Islamic authority Dar Al Ifta has said TV shows “Resurrection: Ertuğrul” and “Valley of the Wolves” are “wretched,” and that the Turkish productions aim to further President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's dream of reviving the Ottoman Empire. “Erdoğan will not fail to actualize his dream ... through soft power, through cultural and artistic works. The best evidence of this is the series ‘Valley of the Wolves’ and the series ‘Resurrection: Ertuğrul,’” said the fatwa.