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Cappadocia, Turkey, has always been a favorite filming backdrop for Turkish television producers. There are many old mansions in the area that were inhabited by Greeks in the past.
Many abandoned residences have been damaged or destroyed serving the purposes of TV series. However, blowing up an Orthodox church, namely the Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in the city of Nevsehir, caused widespread reactions, even among Turkish intellectuals.
According to Turkish newspaper “Yeni Safak,” producers of the Emanet series had chosen the historic church to shoot some violent scenes. The Orthodox church was so severely damaged that the Director of the Foundation for the Protection of Cappadocian buildings filed a complaint against the TV producers.
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