About me
I am a freelance journalist and have been working as a freelance fixer for
foreigner media in Turkey since 1999. I can work as a  fixer, researcher,
coordinator, location manager and translator. I also can do any kind of pre
production work need to be done before your filming.
I am based in Istanbul but can work anywhere in Turkey and in Northern Iraq. I
speak Kurdish, English, Turkish, German, Persian and some Arabic. I also can
arrange camera crew, equipment and transportation and can help you to get
filming permission.
If you are planning to film a documentary or a news programme in Turkey and
would like to know more about filming in Turkey, please don't hesitate to
contact me. I will be happy to write you back.
Memet Aksakal
Mobile Phone: +90 533 334 77 96
memetaksa@gmail.com
HOME
Filming for Bloomberg tv, Istanbul April 2008
Interview with Deputy Prime Minister Mrs. Edibe
Sozen for BBC Scotland, Istanbul May 2007
Working for Bloomberg tv at Turkey-Iraq border,
Habur-Silopi, November 2007
Filming for Welsh TV,  Gallipoli September 2007
Interview with mayor of Fatih Mr. Mustafa Demir about
Sulukule project for BBC Scotland, Istanbul, August
2008
Moqoble Kurdish camp in northern Iraq, July 2008
This camp is near moqoble village between Zakho
and Duhok near smel town. The Kurds who live in this
camp have ran away from Syria in  March 2004 when
Syrian government troops killed more than 50 Kurds.  
With Canadian documentary film maker Simcha
Jacobovici during filming Struma documentary
Istanbul 2000.
Experienced freelance fixer in Turkey for news stories and documentary films
Kirkuk stadium in Northern Iraq where Kurdish
refugees live. Kirkuk, March 2009
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Filming Worm huntres documentary for Gulliver Media
Australia. Hasankeyf, April 2009
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Interview for BBC Scotland. Diyarbakir, October 2009
Syrian refugees in Hatay, Antakya. Working for
Swedish TV, SVT, October 2011
Filiming Green journey for CNN International,
Istanbul, October 2011
Turkey Syria border, Cilvegozu border gate. Working
for VOA, December 2011
In Marmaray Tunnel, Mage builder Documentary. for
discovery channel  Istanbul, January 2009
work
Filming Alevis' cem house for VOA, July 2012
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Domiz refugees camp in Duhok in iraqi
Kurdistan, October 2102
I am normally based in Istanbul but since June 2011 I am often working at
Turkish-Syrian border. If you are planning to come to the border area for work,
please don't hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to give you any kind of info and
working with you.
2014
Several Stories from Turkey-Syrian border
January, 2014, Kilis and Gaziantep Al Jezeera Balkan
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2013
Middle East Business Report  
December 2013, Turkey Syrian border Kilis and Gaziantep BBC World news
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Demonstrations in Nusaybin against wall built on the border
November 2013, Nusaybin Ruptly news agency
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Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities
A documentary about secret City Istanbul. Each 1 hour x 3 Episodes
September-October 2013
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03lyyrc       BBC 4  
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Demonstrations in Tunceli (Dersim)
June 2013, ARTE Journal
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Taksim Protests in Istanbul
June 2013, VOA
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Taksim Protestes in Istanbul  
June 2013, Istanbul  Fox News TV
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Taksim Protests in Istanbul
June 2013, Istanbul BBC News night
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llegal Syrian immigrants to Europe
May 2013, Istanbul, Gaziantep, Izmir BBC News night
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Several stories from Turkey-Syria boder
May 2013, Japanese TV (Tokyo Broadcasting System)
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Göbeklitepe, the First Human being temple
Sanlıurfa, April 2013, German WDR   
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Kurdish Conflict and possible peace
April 2013, Istanbul RT TV
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Syrian refugees in Gaziantep
April 2013, ARTE Journal
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US Patriots deployment in Turkey
February 2013, Gaziantep Fox news
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German Patriots deployment in Kahramanmaras, Turkey
Iskenderun, Gazianntep, kahramanmaras, January 2013 German ARD TV
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2012
Strong women in Roman Empire
Producer:  Hotsouce media Broadcaster: BBC
Date: December 2012,  Location: Afrodisias  in Aydin provinde in western Turkey
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Syrian Refugees in Izmir
Date: October 2012 Locatin: Izmir Broadcaster BBC
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A documentary about Uygur Turks in Istanbul
Date: October 2102 Location: Istanbul Broadcaster: Al Jazeera TV
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World weirdest
August 2012 Cappadocia, A documentary for National Geographic
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Research for a possible documentary film about a  missing Scottish mountaineer
May 2012 Dugubeyazit
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Ancient Greek cities Miletos and Priene
Date: April 2011 Location: Miletos and Priene Company: BBC Scotland Radio
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Filming for General Motors' website about their clients in Turkey
Date: March 2012 Location: Istanbul, Eskisehir,Adapazari, Gebze Company: General Motors
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2011
Syrian refugess in Hatay (Antakya)
Date: December 2011 Location: Hatay (Antakya) Syrian Border Company:  VOA  TV
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African Football Players in Turkey
Date: December 2011 Location: Istanbul  Company: BBC Scotland
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GLBT's rights in Turkey
Date: December 2011 Location: Istanbul  Company: BBC Scotland
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Kim Kardashian's village in Kars Turkey
Date: November 2011 Location: Kars Company: Sun Newspaper, UK
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The Odysey of the Europe
Date: November 2011 Location: Istanbul Company: La Compagnie des Taxi Brousee:
Broadcester:
ARTE
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Turtle Beach (A commercial film)
Date: November 2011 Location: Erzurum Company: Goodoil films, Australlia
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Earthquake in Eastern Turkey
Date: October 2011 Location: Van, Eecis Company: CCTV China
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Green Journey
Date: October 2011 Location: Istanbul Company: CNN International
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Turkey Israel relations
Date: October 2011 Location: Istanbul Company: Newsanew TV Broadceter:  Press TV
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Syrian refugees in Hatay (Antakya)
Date: September-October 2011 Location: Hatay (Antakya) Syrian Border Company:Swedish
TV (SVT)
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Qualcomm Conference in Istanbul
Date: September 2011 Location: Istanbul: Company: Runaway films, London
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Kurdish rights activist Ferhat Tunc and Human rights in Turkey
Date: July 2011 Location: Tunceli (Dersim)  Company: Swedish TV (SVT)
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Museum Secrets A documentary about Topkapi Palace Museum
Date: June, July  2011 Location: Istanbul, Hatay Company: Kensington Communications
Toranto, Canada Broadcaster:
History channel Canada
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General Elections in Turkey and Syrian refugees in Hatay (Antakya)
Date: June 2011 Location: Istanbul, Hayat (Antakya) Company: VOA TV
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Elections in Turkey
Date: June 2011 Location: Istanbul Company: Swedish TV (SVT)
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Foot prints in Asia (Unusual culture and food in Turkey)
Date: May 2011 Location: Istanbul, Cappadocia,  Safranbolu Company: MediaCorp TV
Singapore
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Gas Monopoly (a documentary about Gas)
Date: May 2011 Location: Istanbul Company: Fischer film Gmbh Broadcaster: ORF
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Hagia Sophia's secrets
Date: April 2011 Location: Istanbul Company: CNN International
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Culture and Politic in Turkey as a Mulsim country
Date: February 2011 Location: Istanbul, Diyarbakir, Cappadocia, Konya Company: Pro 1 TV
Indonesia
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HSBC British Museum Hajj Exhibition Sponsor film
Date: February 2011 Location: Istanbul Company: Proudfoot company London
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2010
World tallest man
Date: December 2010 Location: Ankara Company: Fuji tv Japan
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Miners and mining safety in Turkey
Date: December 2010 Location: Zonguldak Company: BBC Scotland
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Iraqi Christian refugees in Turkey
Date: December 2010 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC Scotland
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Sex Scandals in Religions
Date: November 2011 Location: Nigde, Kayseri Company: Canada Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcaster:
Vision TV Canada
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CNNgo Istanbul   
Date: November 2010 Location: Istanbul Company: CNN International www.cnn.com/cnngo
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Commercial film for Sika Services AG Zurich
Date: November 2010 Location: Istanbul, Bursa  Company: advertising, art & ideas ltd
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Research on Afghan refugees in Turkey
Date:November 2010 Location:Istanbul Company:Love production  Broadcaster: BBC
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Cultures in the cities on the Silk Road
Date: October 2010 Location: Istanbul, Konya, Bursa  Company: Singapore tv
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Constitutional change and democratic reforms in Turkey
Date: October 2010 Location: Istanbul Company: SVT, Swedish tv
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Kurdish conflict and possible peace
Date: September 2010 Location: Diyarbakir Company: SVT, Swedish tv
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Referendum for Constitutional changes in Turkey
Date: September 2010 Location: Istanbul Company: SVT, Swedish tv
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Future cities, Istanbul   
Date: June 2010 Location: Istanbul Company: CNN International
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Routes to Christianity, a documentary about early  Christianity
Date: May 2010 Location: Istanbul, Izmit, (Kocaeli) Iznik,  Konya,  Yalvac, Tarsus, Antakya,
(Hatay) Samandag, Ephesus, Izmir. Broadcaster:
PBS USA
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Ford factory in Golcuk
Date: March 2010 Location: Istanbul, Golcuk, Kocaeli Company: BBC Solent Radio and
BBC South Today TV
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0072fhb  
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A documentary about a group of Kurdish musicians in Diyarbakir
Date: January 2010 Location: Diyarbakir Company: NHK Japan
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2009
Honour Killings in Turkey
Date: October 2009 Location: Diyarbakir, Elbistan and Malatya: Company: ITN, UK
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Turkey's  Democratic solution, Kurdish peace process
Date :October 2009 Location:  Ankara and Diyarbakir Company: BBC Scotland
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Turkey-Armenia Relations and new agreement
Date: October 2009 Location: Istanbul, Bursa Company: Neewsweek, Russia
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Photo Journalism
Date: September 2009 Location: Diyarbakir Photographer: Daimon Xanthopoulos
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Eva's trail, from Ethiopia, to western Europe, a documentary about people, cultures
and transitions
Date: September 2009 Location: Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Yagan and Eyupler (Eyyiba) Villages in
Erzurum. Company: The Enterainment Group / Telesaurus Brussels Broadcaster:  
VRT
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The Mega builders (A documentary about istanbul Marmaray project) Part 3
Date: August-September  2009 Location: Istanbul Company: Barna-Alper Productions
Toranto Broadcaster:
Discovery channel
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Photo Journalism about power of Military
Date: August 2009 Location: Istanbul, Diyarbakir, a village in Lice, Diyarbakir. Photographer:
Timo Vogt
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European commission, European Destinations of  Excellence
Date: August 2009 Location: Kars Kucuyuk lake, Kars Company: MEDIA CONSULTA
International Holding AG, Berlin Germany
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Documentary about Mitreya
Date: July 2009 Location: Nemrud, Arsameia in Adiyaman area Company: Mitreya Project,  
Berlin Germany.
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Photo Journalism about entertainment in Kurdish area
Date: June 2009 Location: Diyarbakir  Photoghraper: Philip Cheung
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Culture, art and developments in Diyarbakir
Date: May 2009 Location: Diyarbakir Company: ARTE Tv  France
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Worms Hunters (a documentary about earth worms and earth worms scientists)
Date: April 2009 Location: Diyarbakir, Hasankeyf, Mardin Company: Gulliver Media Australia
Broadcaster:
National geographic
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Photo Journalism in Diyarbakir and in Kirkuk in Northern Iraq (Kurdish refugee
camp in Kirkuk stadium)
Date: March 2009 Location: Diyarbakir- Kirkuk, Photoghraper: Meiko Herrmann
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Kurdish children in prisons, local elections in Turkey and tourism in Mardin
Date: March 2009 Location: Diyarbakir and Mardin Company: GPD Dutch news agency,
Journalist Jessica Mass
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An internal film for Paxar Teslo Tekstil Urunleri San ve Tic. A.S.
Date: March 2009 Location: Istanbul Company: I-motus, interactive motion London UK
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The Mega builders (A documentary about istanbul Marmaray project) Part 2
Date: January 2009 Location: Istanbul Company: Barna-Alper Productions Toranto
Broadcaster:
Discovery channel
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2008
Photo Journalism Date: October 2008 Location: Diyarbakir Photoghraper: Anne Holmes
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Latest developments in Diyarbakir about Kurdish problem
Date: October 2008 Location: Diyarbakir Company: GPD Dutch news agency, Journalist:
Jessica Mass
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The Mega builders (A documentary about istanbul Marmaray project)
Date: August 2008 Location: Istanbul Company: Barna-Alper Productions, Toranto
Broadcaster:
Discovery channel
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Guns in Turkey and shootings at the weddings Date: July 2008 Location: istanbul
Company: BBC Scotland
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Rehabilitation project for Gypsy neighbourhood Sulukule in istanbul
Date: July 2008 Location: istanbul Company: BBC Scotland
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Photo Journalism in Northern Iraq
Date: July 2008 Location: Diyarbakir, Erbil, Sulemani  Photoghraper:  Jon Vidar
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Photo Journalism in Northern Iraq
Date: July 2008 Location: Diyarbakir, Erbil, Sulemani  Photoghraper:  Andrew  Nelles
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Welcome to my world (Documentary)
Date: July 2008 Location: Istanbul and Zonguldak Company: Looshorse. Broadcaster: Irish TV
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Foreign investment in Turkey
Date: April-May 2008 Location: Istanbul, Ankara, Kayseri Company: Bloomberg TV
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Turkish government lifted headscarf ban
Date: February 2008 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC Scotland
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2007
Turkey's threat to invade northern Iraq
Date: November 2007 Location: Istanbul, Ankara, Diyarbakir, Cizre, Silopi Company:
Bloomberg TV
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Photo journalism project in southeastern Turkey and Northern Iraq
Date: November 2007 Location: Silopi,  Zakho, Erbil (Northern Iraq Company: Russian
Journalists
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Kurdish conflict
Date: October 2007 Location: Istanbul, Diyarbakir Company: Canadian Journalist Christopher
Frey
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Ancient city of Miletus
Date: October 2007 Location: Miletus Company: Scottish Television
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Welsh men in Gallipoli war
Date: August-September 2007 Location: Gallipoli (Canakkale) Company: Welsh Television
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Turkish Parliament Election
Date: July 2007 Location: Istanbul Company: Bloomberg TV
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Raising Nationalism in Turkey
Date: May 2007 Location: Istanbul, Ankara, Trabzon Company: BBC Scotland
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2006
Prisoners hunger strike in Turkey (Documentary)
Date: April 2006  Location: Istanbul, Gaziantep Company:  Wildfire Films, Dublin
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Turkish journalists trials, article 301 in Turkish panel code
Date: January 2006 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC Scotland
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Pope's Turkey visit
Date: November 2006  Location: Istanbul Company: BBC Scotland
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2005
Milan-Liverpool champions League final game in Istanbul
Date: May 2005 Company: ITN
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Turkey's possible EU membership
Date: December 2005 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC Scotland
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2004
Honour killings and women rights in Turkey
Date: December 2004 Location: Istanbul, Ankara Company: BBC Scotland
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MRSA Virus in Turkey hospitals
Date: September 2004 Location: Izmir Company: BBC Scotland
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Search of the remains of Noah's Ark. (Documentary)
Date: August 2004 Company: Stempede, London Location:  Istanbul, Erzurum, Dogubeyazit
Broadcaster:
Channel 4
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Buildings safety in Istanbul
Date: February 2004 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC Scotland
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2003
Attacks on British Consulate and HSBC bank in Istanbul
Date: November 2003 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC
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Turkey-UK national teams football game
Date: October 2003 Location: Istanbul Company:  BBC
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Possible US troops deployment in Turkey
Date: February-March 2003 Location: Istanbul Ankara Company: BBC Scotland
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2001
King Midas' Feast, a documentary film about King Midas and the food of the time
Date: 2001 Company: Yap films Leeds Location: Ankara, Polatli  Broadcaster: Channel 4
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A Kurdish refugee has been killed in Glasgow, Kurdish refugees and Kurdish
conflict
Date: August-Steptember  2001 Company: Location: Istanbul, Gaziantep, Diyarbakir
Company:
BBC Scotland
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GLADIATRIX, ( A documentary about women warriors)
Date: January 2001 Company: Yap films Leeds Location: Terme, Giresun Broadcaster:
Channel 4
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Maggie O'Kane and film maker Fiona Lloyd-Davis followed the refugee trail
Date: May 2001 Company: Guardian Newspaper Location: Dogubeyazit in Eastern Turkey,
Turkey-Iran Border, Istanbul (Winner of a European Online Journalism award for the best
investigative reporting using video and audio in 2001)
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2000
Besiktas-Leeds United football game
Date: September 2000 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC
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Struma,  documentary film by Simcha Jacobovici  about a sunken refugees ship in
Black sea
Date: August 2000 Company: Yap films Toronto Location: Istanbul, Black sea Broadcaster:
Chanel 4, HBO, History channel
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Galatasatay-Leeds United football game
Date: April 2000 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC
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1999
Earthquake in Turkey
Date: August 1999 Location: Istanbul,  Adapazari, Yalova, Golcuk, Izmit, Cinarcik Company:
Channel 4
Work I have done with Mr. Bobb Scott  around Syrian border for VOA in October
and November 2012
Syrian Refugees Resented by Some in Turkey

Turkey's Kurds Want More Freedoms, Autonomy
US Patriots batteries deployment in
Gaziantep. February 2013
Azzaz town in North of Aleppo near
Turkey border. August 2012
Filimin A tale of 3 cities documentary
for BBC in Istanbul. October, 2013
Kurdistan Parliament, Erbil, October, 2012
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October, 2012