Tag: Turkish TV

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Turkish TV series Diriliş Ertuğrul takes Britain by storm

Turkish soap operas have been appealing to global audiences for some time, but seldom have any generated the levels of fandom that Diriliş Ertuğrul (Resurrection Ertuğrul) has. Even more significantly, it is the first to have seriously penetrated the UK. From talks up and down the country, to arranged travel tours to the set, there […]

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Global success of Turkish TV dramas set to continue into 2018

  Kara Sevda (Endless Love)’s stunning win at the International Emmys earlier this week confirmed the phenomenal rise of popular Turkish drama worldwide. Kara Sevda became the first Turkish TV series to win an International Emmy – the TV equivalent of the Oscars – when it was awarded Best Telenovela in New York. The series […]

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Kara Sevda becomes first Turkish TV series to win an International Emmy

  A popular Turkish drama series has made history after being awarded Best Telenovela at the 45th International Emmy Awards earlier this week. Kara Sevda, named Endless Love for non-Turkish viewers, beat three other nominees to pick up the prestigious prize at an awards ceremony in New York on Monday night. Kara Sevda’s director Hilal […]

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Backlash against TRT’s ‘X Factor’ style Kur’an TV show

  A new game show for Ramazan on Turkey’s flagship state broadcaster channel has incensed many conservative religious groups across the country. The show, Kur’an-ı Kerim’i Güzel Okuma Yarışması [Kuran: Beautiful Recital Competition], televised each night, shows men competing by reciting passages from the Kuran. A panel of three judges give feedback to the competitors, […]