Netflix refused to rewrite the series' chapters without the homosexual component as requested by the Erdogan government
GAYLES.TV.- Netflix has been forced to stop filming on her next Turkish series, «If only '«, by the pressure of the country's government since the production had the presence of a gay character. The Turkish executive had demanded the plot modification because he considered it immoral. Government authorities of Erdogan They did not give the filming permission, so it has been suspended, and it does not seem that it will resume in the future. Ece Yorenc, screenwriter of «if only«, He recognized the reason:«Due to a gay character, permission has not been given to record the series, and that is very scary for the future.
It is not the first time Netflix stops en Türkiye for this question. Last April, after speculation about whether the program «Love 101»Would present an openly gay character, he was encouraged by social networks to create a boycott. That month, Ali erbas, head of the state's religious affairs directorate, said homosexuality caused disease and corruption. He was defended by the president Erdogan.
The Serie "If only '»Told the story of an unhappily married woman who traveled back in time. His filming should have started filming but Netflix He decided to stop her last week. From Netflix state that they remain deeply committed to their Turkish viewers and the creative community in Türkiye: "We are very proud of the incredible talent we work with«. They note that they currently have several original Turkish titles in production and that they hope to share these stories with their viewers around the world.
The streaming company has seen demand for its services grow during the coronavirus pandemic, adding 10 million subscribers in the second quarter of this year, thus reaching almost 193 million.
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