A terror investigation was launched against Babil, a Turkish TV show that explores the life of an idealistic professor who was  upset by his unfair dismissal and is trying to care for his sick son.

The professor in the show is trying to flee to the USA via illegal means as his life in Turkey becomes “unbearable.”

Following a coup attempt in 2016, the Turkish government launched a massive crackdown under the pretext of an anti-coup fight. More than 150,000 people were removed from state jobs while in excess of 30,000 others were jailed and over 500,000 people have been investigated on allegations of terrorism.