Netflix drops controversial survivor episode


Netflix dropped an episode of Designated survivor of its streaming service following a reaction from the Turkish government.

The episode in question is the seventh episode of season 2, titled “Family Ties,” which features a fictional Turkish president who is described as a villain.

In the episode, leader named Fatih Turan (played by Troy Caylak) is criticized by the country’s opposition when he visits the United States to attend a NATO summit.

kiefer sutherland as president kirkman in a designated survivor on netflix


In response to complaints from the Turkish regulator, Netflix withdrew the episode Thursday, April 30. However, it will remain on all other versions of the vaporization platform around the world.

“Following a request from the Turkish regulator, we deleted an episode of Designated survivor of Netflix in Turkey only, to comply with local law, “said Netflix in a statement.

The statement added that the full political series led by Kiefer Sutherland “is still available to us in the rest of the world.”

Kiefer Sutherland Designated Survivor, Season Two

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Netflix canceled Designated survivor in July of last year, shortly after finishing its third season on the streaming platform.

“We are proud to have offered fans a third season of Designated survivor, and will continue to carry the three seasons for years to come, “said Netflix in a statement at the time.

“We are especially grateful to star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland, who has brought passion, dedication and an unforgettable performance as President Kirkman. “

Designated survivor is available to watch on Netflix.

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