Ali Avcı, the director of the soon-to-be-released “coup movie”, was detained over links to the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
Avcı’s detention came only hours after a trailer for his new movie, titled “Uyanış” or “the Awakening” in English, was released on social media, drawing backlash from pro-government circles.
Set to be showcased soon, Uyanış starts with a poem Erdogan often reads during political rallies, while glorifying the efforts against the coup plotters. However, even though Erdogan never came across with the soldiers that allegedly followed him on the night of July 15, last year, the trailer shows some scenes in which a soldier holds a gun onto the President’s head and Erdogan’s family members are killed by coup plotters.
Avcı was also the producer of “the Chief,” a hyped biopic that traces the life of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, released last year.