Friday 23 March 2018

Awkward! People in Turkey flag major plot hole in Homeland's finale

Claire Danes as Carrie in Homeland
Claire Danes as Carrie in Homeland
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

It looks like the writers of Homeland may not have adequately researched Turkey prior to writing the series five finale.

The episode aired last weekend and was deemed a hit, but Kebab and Camel, a fact-checking website in Turkey has pointed out one problem.

In the episode a colleague of a Turkish citizen tells German officials he cannot be deported because there is execution in Turkey.

However, there is, in fact, no execution in Turkey.

Speaking to, Beybin Somuk, editor of the Kebab and Camel says, "I'm a fan of the show and this episode was a real disappointment for me."

He adds, "We don't have executions in Turkey by law since 2004 and the last execution was in 1984, so it is a shame for a great show like Homeland."

It's not the first time Homeland hasn't quite managed to be authentic. 

In October artists managed to 'hack' an episode, covering the walls with Arabic slogans mocking the award-winning show for its simplistic depiction of Muslims and the Islamic faith, and those depictions were not spotted before the episode aired.

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