« Turkish drama ends up in Sweden » – C21 Media

« A Swedish channel has acquired Turkish drama series The End (25×90′) from prodco Ay Yapim and distributor Eccho Rights.

Pubcaster SVT plan to air the series on SVT2 in an access primetime slot in January 2013 as a daily half-hour version. The show originally aired earlier this year on ATV in Turkey.

“We are to be the first major broadcaster in Western Europe to air a series from the vibrant Turkish television drama scene. The End is a great and different addition to our drama slate,” said Göran Danasten, head of fiction at SVT.

The series tells the story of a man who disappears after a plane crash. Eccho Rights is the distribution arm of newly merged Sparks Networks of Sweden and Eccho Media of Benelux.

The SVT sale continues the boom in Turkish drama exports, which have seen series from the Eurasian territory airing across the Balkans, often ousting US imports from schedules there. »

Source : C21 Media

« Zaman: ‘Diziler imamların kontrolünde olsun' » – Sol

Source : Sol

« Zaman gazetesi bu kez dizileri “dini hatalar” yaptığı için hedef gösterdi. Ustura Kemal isimli bir dizide ezanın eksik okunduğunu söyleyerek harekete geçen gazete, “Dizilerde dini konularda hatadan geçilmiyor, ekiplerde uzman şart” başlığıyla hazırladığı haberinde dizi setlerine imam yerleştirilmesi çağrısı yaptı.

TV’de yayınlanan dizilerde alkol kullanılmaması, evlilik dışı ilişkinin bulunmaması, küfür eden polisin olmaması için harcanan çabalara bir yenisi daha eklendi. Zaman gazetesi aracılığıyla dillendirilen hedef, “Dini konularda hata yapan dizilerin imamların elinden geçmesi” oldu.

Dizilerde dini hatalar Zaman’ı çileden çıkardı!

Zaman’dan Neşe Polat’ın haberine göre, Ustura Kemal dizisinde ezanın “Eşhedu Enne Muhammeden Resulullah” kısmının okunmaması Peygamber’in ezandan çıkartılması anlamına geldi. Haberde, “Dizilerin çoğunda böyle hatalar yapılıyor. Birinde imam rükûdan kalkarken ‘Allahu Ekber’ diyor, bir diğerinde ölü kabre konulurken sağ yerine sol tarafına yatırılıyor” ifadeleri kullanıldı.

İlahiyatçı: “Dizilerin dini açıdan uygun olup olmadığı bakılmalı”

Zaman hedef gösterdiği dizi hakkında bir İlahiyatçı’dan da görüş almayı ihmal etmedi. Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Öğretim Üyesi Prof. Dr. Ramazan Altıntaş’ın “Ezan, İslam’ın en önemli şiarlarından birisi” ifadesine yer verilen haberde, ilahiyatçının önerilerine şöyle yer verildi: « Gerek sinema ve tiyatrolarda, gerek televizyonlarımız başta olmak üzere basın-yayın kuruluşlarında, hatta sinema filmleri, dizi ve belgesel yapımlarında mutlaka dinî açıdan uygun olup olmadığı konusunda görüşlerine başvurulacak yüksek din eğitimi almış bir uzmanın istihdam edilmesi büyük önem taşımaktadır.”

Televizyon eleştirmeni: “Televizyon din konusunda eğitici olmalı”

İlahiyatçının görüşlerini almakla yetinmeyen Zaman, bir televizyon eleştirmenine de sorularını yöneltti. Televizyon eleştirmeni Yüksel Aytuğ yaptığı açıklamada, “Televizyon din konusunda eğitici bir vazife yapmalı. Halkın dinî konularda bilinçlenmesi için dizilere önemli misyon düşüyor. Bu sebeple dizilerle işlenen bu konular uzmanların denetiminde yapılmalı. En azından bir danışmandan bilgi alınmalı. Yönetmen, yönetmen yardımcıları ve sanat danışmanları bu konuya özel hassasiyet göstermeli” ifadelerini kullandı.

Dizinin yönetmeni: “Yanlışlık olmuş, özür dilerim”

Ezanı eksik okuttuğu için hedef gösterilen Ustura Kemal dizisinin yönetmeni Mustafa Şevki Doğan’ın da “Teknik bir montaj hatası sonucu oluşmuştur” sözlerini kullanan Zaman, yönetmen Doğan’ın, “’Ezân-ı Muhammedî’m benim için cesedimden önemlidir ve ölene dek önemli olacaktır. Teknik bir montaj hatasından kaynaklanan bu durumun yine dinimizin gereği olan ‘hoşgörü’ çerçevesinde değerlendirilmesini diler, milletimden tüm samimiyetimle özür dilerim” dediğine haberde yer verdi.

Zaman neyi dert edindi?

Dizilerin peşine düştüğü anlaşılan gazete gördüğü “önemli” dini hataları da şöyle sıraladı: “Dizilerdeki dinî hatalar deyince akla ilk Muhteşem Yüzyıl dizisinde geçen sezon yayınlanan Rodos’un fethi bölümündeki şeyhülislamın kıldırdığı namaz sahnesi geliyor. Rükûdan « semiallahü limen hamideh » yerine « Allahu Ekber » diyerek doğruluyorlar. Huzur Sokağı’nda da Feyza karakteri teravih namazı için camiye gidiyor ancak üzerinde şeffaf bir gömlek var ve başörtüsü düzgün bağlı değil. Kurtlar Vadisi’nde ise Polat Alemdar vefat eden can dostu Memati’yi kabre koyarken sağ tarafına değil sol tarafına yatırıyor.”

Source : Sol

« Greeks learn Turkish by watching TV series » – Hürriyet Daily News

Greek television audiences especially enjoy ‘Magnificent Century.’ The famous series is broadcast in Greece under the title ‘The Magnificent Suleiman.’
. Source : Hürriyet

« Turkish television series that are broadcast in different countries are raising interest in Turkish language abroad. While Turkish TV series face many criticisms, they are also boosting interest in Turkish culture and language.

Greek audiences, in particular, have learned a number of Turkish words thanks to the series that are aired in their country. Turkish series such as “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” (Magnificent Century), “Sıla,” “Asi,” “Acı Hayat” (Bitter Life), “Deniz Yıldızı” (Starfish) and “Lale Devri” (Tulip Age) are among those shown in Greece, and Greek people have learned simple words in Turkish from them, such as “Hello,” “How are you?,” “My dear,” and also words like “Okay.”

Audience love Turkish actors

Greek television audiences especially enjoy “Magnificent Century.” The series is broadcast in Greece under the title “The Magnificent Suleiman.” Greek audiences love Turkish actors such as Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ and Beren Saat. Greeks generally say that they do not see very many differences between themselves and Turkish people. They also say the Turkish TV series remind them of family life in their own society.

Greek people learn Turkish words from watching such TV series as “Magnificent Century,” “Asi” and “Sıla,” Kostantina Ilia, the owner of a small restaurant in Athens’ Sintagma Square, told Anatolia news agency.

“I do not know if I will be able to visit Turkey, but I would like to visit the country or take lessons to learn more Turkish words,” she said. “I think all of the actors in Turkish series are very talented,” she said, adding that İmirzalıoğlu is especially popular.

Golden Dawn party leader Nikos Mihaloliakos has some negative ideas about Turkish series, but all Greeks do not agree with his views, Ilia said.

“Turkish series depict strong family relationships,” said Klea Vakifli, working in a café that sells Turkish desserts. “Magnificent Century” and “Sıla” are the Turkish series most watched by Greek viewers, Vakifli said. »

Source : Hürriyet Daily News

« Women in headscarves should have more presence in films and TV » – Sabah

Source : Sabah

On the verge of the release of a new documentary in which she stars as a headscarf-wearing character, actress Pelin Batu states, “Headscarves are everywhere, however we hardly see them in films or television shows. They need to be present more. The mentality of putting people in boxes is beginning to be broken down and normalization has slowly begun.”

Batu stars as a headscarf wearing woman in the « Zor Yılların Kayıp Çocukları » (The Lost Children of Difficult Years) documentary which details what transpired during the 1980 coup-era. Filming for the documentary, which is a Bahçeşehir University production, has come to a close and the film starring Pelin Batu and Tolga Güleç will be premiering at a gala on September 20th. The film, directed by Dr. Erkan Büker, a professor at Bahçeşehir University’s Department of Film and Television and written by Dr. İnci Taşdelen, also a professor at Bahçeşehir University, tells the story of Onur, who lost his leftist mother in prison and Züleyha who was brought up by rightists in a depiction of the traumas suffered by the children of victims in the coup. […]

THE PRESENCE OF THE HEADSCARF IS A SIGN OF NORMALIZATION

Pelin Batu explains that she feels it is very important that a number of headscarf-wearing characters have begun to surface in recent projects and that it is a sign of normalization. « There are a lot of women who wear headscarves on the street and at universities. I sometimes join the group Kardeş Türküler on stage and their bassist wears a headscarf. Even though all sorts of political messages and slogans are expressed during those concerts, it is that headscarved girl that draws the most attention! This is strange to me. Headscarves are seen everywhere, however they are barely visible in films and television shows. They need to be more present. The mentality of putting people in boxes is beginning to be broken down and normalization has slowly begun, » says Batu. »

Source : Sabah

 

« Turks now producing Europe’s televisions » – Sabah

Source : Sabah

« With campaigns geared towards sports, Turkish television manufacturers have conquered the European market. While Arçelik Grundig has sat itself in third place in Germany, with the aid of the Bundesliga, Vestel has caught on to a 70 percent growth.

The coinciding of the German Bundesliga with both the European Cup and the Olympic Games, has worked to Turkish television producers’ benefit. With their brand investments and production based strength, both Arçelik and Vestel, have turned their consumption potential derived from sports broadcasts into an opportunity in the television market. Both brands managed to have their presence felt in this year’s IFA, one of the biggest consumer electronics fairs in the world.

With Bundesliga TV and marketing, the return of a technological cllaboration put Arçelik in third place in the market. In the first six months of 2012, Grundig was able to double sales compared to the year prior. During the same time period, with flexibility in production and smart television investments in conjunction with the Olympic Games and the European Football Cup, Vestel saw a soaring 70 percent growth in exports during the same time period.

TARGETING AFRICA AND THE U.S.

Both firms have determined new export markets in order to ensure they are not affected by any shrinkage that could transpire in Europe. While Arçelik has set its sights on growth in Africa, by purchasing the Defy brand in South Africa, they have already made a significant jump. Vestel on the other hand has completed preparations to begin exporting televisions to South America’s Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia and Paraguay.

INCREASING SHARES FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS

The ‘Cast Line’, a special cookware series designed for Beko by Patricia Urquiola, was revealed for consumers at this year’s IFA, which also showcases white goods.
Koç Holding Durable Goods Consumer Group Chairman Levent Çakıroğlu announced that Arçelik has grown by 40 percent over the first six months of 2012. « With the effects of this growth, our six-month revenue has reached 5.2 billion TL. We are the only brand in Europe that has managed to increase our market share for five consecutive years, » states Çakıroğlu.

70% GROWTH WITH THE OLYMPICS

Vestel, which introduced a number of new products at the IFA, managed to acquire a 70 percent growth in television sales in the first six months of the year. Based on this product alone, the firm’s revenue has reached 687 million euros.

According to Vestel Executive Board Vice-Chairman Turan Erdoğan, the Olympics and the football championship were important driving factors. « We gained a lot of momentum due to the fact that the European Cup was in June and the Olympics followed in July, » says Erdoğan. »

Source : Sabah