Because Turkey is censoring homosexual figures Netflix cancels series completely

Because Turkey is censoring homosexual figures: Netflix cancels series completely

Several Turkish films and series (also in Germany) are now running very successfully on Netflix. “If Only” will not be added. The streamer canceled the series completely after the Turkish government interfered.

As can be heard from the production environment, Netflix will no longer produce the planned series “If Only” in the short term. The cancellation took place one day (!) Before the planned shooting began. The new series should be about a woman who is unhappy in her marriage – and who travels back in time to see what her life would have been like if she had changed her mind at the time.

The Turkish government previously refused to allow Netflix to shoot the series with the current scripts because one of the five main characters in the story is homosexual.

The Turkish government previously refused to allow Netflix to shoot the series with the current scripts because one of the five main characters in the story is homosexual.

The authorities had asked Netflix to write this character from the script – or to change her sexuality. A spokesman for the ruling AKP party confirmed at least some interference and asked if we had to find everything that Netflix was doing great …

Author expresses fear of the future

Opposition politicians and the series screenwriter Ece FMovies criticized the state interference. Yörenc noted in a statement to the Altyazi Fasikul website that she was “afraid of the future” if a homosexual figure was enough to stop a series from being made. After all, there wasn’t even a sex scene for the character, and no form of physical contact at all.

After all, there wasn’t even a sex scene for the character, and no form of physical contact at all.

In Turkey, the case also caused an additional stir because rumors were circulating that instead an established figure would come out as homosexual in the second season of the teen series “Love 101” (see picture), which is also popular in Germany. The government is said to have verbally warned Netflix of this. Netflix has already denied such plans.

Netflix continues to make Turkish films and series

In addition, the streaming service countered rumors that all Turkish productions would be canceled due to government intervention in the production of “If Only”. Numerous original Turkish productions are currently being planned and worked and many more will be made.

In addition, the streaming service countered rumors that all Turkish productions would be canceled due to government intervention in the production of “If Only”.

After all, Turkish productions are also successful worldwide on Netflix. Turkey is one of the countries in which most of the original productions of the streaming service outside of the USA are likely to be created in the next few years. The streaming service “Made in Turkey” has long had its own category with numerous sub-categories for different genres, etc. The fourth season of the superhero series “The Protector”, for example, recently started.