Oct 01 2019

Divided map of Turkey in Netflix series sparks outrage - pro-government newspaper

A divided map of Turkey in a Netflix espionage thriller series focusing on a Mossad agent in Syria was met with fury in the country, pro-government newspaper Sabah reported on Monday.

A scene in the six-episode mini-series “The Spy,’’ where British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen plays Israel's top Mossad spy Eli Cohen, has once again placed Netflix in the hot seat, the newspaper said.

The map appears on the screen for seconds and shows parts of Turkey’s Kurdish-majority southeast marked in yellow.  

Turkey’s media watchdog earlier this month penalised a Netflix show following outrage over a kissing scene between two women.

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) suspended FoxLife’s U.S. drama series 9-1-1, where two women locked lips for seconds, for a total of five broadcasts, citing the “violation of public morality.’’

RTÜK, which is controlled by allies of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has come under criticism for turning increasingly conservative under the 17-year rule of his Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP).

https://www.sabah.com.tr/webtv/dunya/netflix-dizisinde-skandal-turkiye-haritasi