Turkish Culture Minister on Turkish Netflix TV shows
Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Ersoy said in an interview with Hurriyet magazin that the Atiye / The Gift TV series has already been watched by 20 million foreign viewers, the Rise of Empires: Ottoman series is approaching 15 million. The second season of Atiye will be filmed in Cappadocia.
It’s not clear where the minister got these numbers from, as Netflix didn’t give official information about the number of views of its new Turkish shows and will publish it (if it does) only in the spring when summing up the results of the first financial quarter. It is hoped that the management of Netflix will not remain silent and confirm the words of the minister, otherwise he may fall into a very ambiguous situation.