« 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.’
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« 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. »

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« Turkish television shows nominated in Korea » – Sabah

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Turkey’s popular television show stars Beren Saat and Kenan İmirzalıoğlu have been nominated for “Best Female Actress” and “Best Male Actor”, respectively, for the 2012 Seoul International Drama Awards, the largest television drama festival in Asia .

The popularity of Turkish television series abroad has most recently been made evident through nominations for best male and female actors as well as best television series in this year’s Seoul International Drama Awards in South Korea.

Beren Saat has been nominated as best actress for her role in « Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? » (What is Fatmagul’s fault?), while Kenan İmirzalıoğlu competes for Best Male Actor for his role in « Ezel. » The popular Turkish drama « Ezel » will also be competing against Colombia’s « Broken Promises », South Korea’s « Deep Rooted Tree », « The Princess’ Man » and « Moon Embracing The Sun », Spain’s « Gran Reserva – Vintage », China’s « Home of People’s Hearts » and the United States series « The Firm » for « Best Television Drama. »

The festival’s final will be held on August 30th at the Korean National Theater.

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« TV star Beren Saat to leave Turkey as show draws to end » – Hürriyet Daily News

« Actress Beren Saat, one of the most popular names in Turkish T.V., is planing to go to the United States for a long vacation after the final episode of her current series « Fatmagül’ün suçu ne? » (What is Fatmagül’s Crime?), daily Hürriyet reported today.

Saat reportedly told her friends that she was tired of being in the public eye so much, and said this situation had made her desicide to leave for the U.S., according to report.

Popular singer Kenan Doğulu, Saat’s latest boyfriend, will supposedly keep her company during the six-month-planned vacation, during which they will stay together at Doğulu’s house in Los Angeles.

Doğulu and Saat have been together for a while, and their relationship is said to be very serious. Turkish dailies have written that Saat has even met Doğulu’s family. »

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« Famous TV star Beren Saat, dream woman for Arab men » – Hürriyet Daily News

Beren aat is currently the most popular Turkish actress in the Arab world.

« The popularity of Turkish TV series is rising every day in Arabic-speaking countries, and Turkish actresses are often the main attraction in a series. Beren Saat, who plays the role of Bihter in “Aşk-ı Memnu” (Forbidden Love) and that of Fatmagül in “Fatmagül’ün suçu ne?” (What is Fatmagül’s fault?), is currently the most popular Turkish actress in the Arab world.

Saat has come to represent a sort of dream woman for Arab men, said a recent article in Al Bawaba daily, based in Jordan. There are about 300 fan pages on Facebook dedicated to Saat, and approximately 800,000 people have “liked” those pages. Messages to Beren Saat on Facebook mainly consist of compliments and messages of admiration. According to the Al Bawaba article, Arab men say of Saat “she is like an angel,” and that their only dream is to find someone as “pure” as she is. They also hate the character Mustafa, Saat’s character’s fiancé on “Fatmagül’ün suçu ne?”, and post angry messages about the character on Facebook. Some say they want a daughter like Saat. Arab women, on the other hand, tend to prefer Buğra Gülsoy, another actor appearing in “Fatmagül’ün suçu ne?”, comparing him to Brad Pitt.

Beren Saat is the Turkish person about whom the most articles are being written, according to the latest data released by the Media Tracking Center (MTM), with 4,472 articles in the media. Her popularity in the media stems mainly from her relationship with Kenan Doğulu, her latest boyfriend.

Doğulu is one of the most popular singers in Turkey and represented Turkey in Eurovision 2007 with his song “Shake it up Şekerim.” Doğulu and Saat have been together for a while, and their relationship is said to be very serious. Turkish dailies have written that Saat has met Doğulu’s family.

Actor Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ’s girlfriend Azra Akın was in second place on the MTM list. Akın’s popularity has risen since the couple made up last month and became the focus of marriage rumors. The rumors are still just rumors, though, and Tatlıtuğ has said: “If I were getting married tomorrow, I wouldn’t tell anyone.” »

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« Fatmagül’s popularity rises in Arab world » – Hürriyet Daily News

Beren Saat stars in ‘Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne?’. Source : Hürriyet

« Turkey’s popular “Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne?” (What is Fatmagül’s Fault?) is the latest Turkish TV series to gain popularity in Middle Eastern and Arab countries.

In the series, Beren Saat, who previously gained fame in the same region with her previous role “Bihter” in TV series “Aşk-ı Memnu” (Forbidden Love), stars with actor Egin Akyürek. She is known as Fatima.

The series is aired in primetime on satellite channel MBC4 five days a week in the United Arab Emirates. A great deal of news about the series has appeared in the Arab world; developments with the characters are shared with the public.

The series has gained lots of fans in the country and each episode is uploaded to video-sharing websites after being aired on television.

“Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne?” is aired on Turkish Kanal D channel every Thursday and features the story of a rape victim, Fatmagül. »

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