Cappadocia A Magnet For TV Stations

Thursday, December 21, 2006

   This year 22 international television stations from 10 countries have come to Turkey’s Cappadocia region — famous for its “fairy chimneys,” rock houses and underground cities to shoot documentaries, the private Dogan News Agency (DHA) reported.

  Officials from the Nevsehir Museum Directorate said Cappadocia was a magnet for local and foreign tourists as well as Turkish and international TV stations. Six broadcasters from South Korea, three from Germany, two each from Japan, the United States, France, Iran and Greece, and one each from Russia, Italy and Switzerland have so far applied to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to shoot documentaries in Cappadocia.

  In 2006, a number of Turkish television stations and production companies also applied to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to shoot documentaries, TV series and films, among them, Sami Guçlu’s “Askin Dansi” (The Dance of Love), to be screened in January, and a large part of Kartal Tibet’s “Dunyayi Kurtaran Adamın Oglu” (The Son of Man Who Saves the World). Turkish TV series “Gumus” and “Adak” were also shot in Cappadocia.