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Experienced freelance fixer in Turkey for news stories and documentary films
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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
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Work experiences
Filming Alevis' cem house for VOA, July 2012
Domiz refugees camp in Duhok in iraqi
Kurdistan, October 2102
2015
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Subject: Several stories from Istanbul including Russia-Turkey relations,
Bosphorus, Turkey EU relations, Syrian refugees in Istanbul,
Fettulah Gulen movement and press freedom.
Broadcaster Al Jazeera Balkan Date: December 2015. Location: Istanbul
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Syrian refugees story for
Keofilms www.keofilms.com
Broadcaster: BBC November 2015
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Research for
Nordisk Films company www.nordiskfilmtv.com  November 2015
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Subject: Eearly General elections in Turkey
Broadcaster Al Jazeera Balkan  Location: Ankara Date: November  2015
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Subject: Coming elections and Kurdish issue
Broadcaster  VOA  Location: Istanbul and Erzururm  Date: October 2015
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Subject: explosion in Ankara
Broadcaster Al Jazeera Balkan October 2015. Ankara
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Subject: Syrian refugees in Turkey
Broadcaster VOA September 2015 Istanbul, Edirne
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Subject: Illegal immigration from Turkey to EU.
Broadcaster  Swedish TV 4 Location: Izmir, Ayvalik, Dikili, Ayvacik, Behramkale
Date: September 2015
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Subject: Illegal immigration from Turkey to EU.
Broadcaster  TV 2 Norway Location: Izmir, Ayvalik, Dikili Date: September 2015
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Subject: Border Situation
Broadcaster:Japanese TBS Location:Hatay Antakya, Aug 2015
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Subject: Illegal immigration to Eu from Turkey.
Broadcaster Al Jazeera Balkan Location: Izmir Date: August 2015
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Subject: General elections in Turkey
Broadcaster Al Jazeera Balkan June 2015. Ankara
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Working for Swedish TV (SVT) in Kobani, May 2015
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Subject: Several stories from Turkey including Amenian in Turkey and
Armenian church in Diyarbakir  
Broadcaster Al Jazeera Balkan April 2015.
Location: Istanbul and Diyarbakir.
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Interview with ex ISIS member in Sanliurfa
March 2015, Sanliurfa. Japanese TBS TV
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Latest refugees situation in Turkey
Fabruary 2015, Sanliurfa, Akcakale, Suruc (Kobani Border)   VOA TV
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News about Japanese hostages kidnapped by ISIS.
January 2015, Gaziantep, Kilis and Akcakale (Tall Abyad) boder.
Japanese TBS TV
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2014
News stories and a documentary about Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Turkey
Dec 2014, Diyarbakir, Mardin, Sirnak-Silopi, Sanliurfa-Suruc.
Al Jazeera Balkan
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News from Kobani border
Oct 2014, Suruc, Sanliurfa  Fox news
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News from Kobani border
Sep 2014, Suruc Sanliurfa  SRF Swiss TV
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ISIS captured Mosul
June 2014 Erbil, Mosul, Iraqi Kurdistan Canada National Global news
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Filming unusual scenes in Istanbul with Mr Logan Adermatt
and his friends
June 2014
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Commercial film for Experian company, Istanbul April 2014.-
www.viewfinderuk.tv
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A documentary about Tulips
April and May 2014, Location Istanbul and Van.  Producer:
Oxford Scientific Films Broadcaster: BBC 4
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Local Elections in Turkey
March 2014, Istanbul, Al Jazeera Balkan
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Several Stories from Turkey-Syrian border
January, 2014, Kilis and Gaziantep Al Jazeera 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  TV
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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, ARTE TV
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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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I spent the year of 2012 at Turkey Syrian border.
You can check here the work I have done at Turkey Syrian
border from June 2011 on
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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
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   
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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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
At Yezidi temple in Lalesh, in Iraqi Kurdistan,
October, 2012
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Around Mosul and Erbil working for Canada
Global news,June 2014
Working at Kobani Border  Sep-Oct-Dec 2014
Working for Japanese TBS TV at Akcakale
Interview with ex ISIS member for
Japanese TBS TV. Sanliurfa, March 2015
Working in Kobani for Swedish TV
(SVT) May 2015
2016
I filmed those two stories myself for VOA
In Remote Eastern Turkey, Villagers Eye EU Visa Deal With Interest
Gaziantep, May 2016
Turkey Border Closure Divides Syrian Refugee Families
September 2016

Work done for Al Jazeera Balkan in 2016

Military coup attempt in Turkey: Istanbul, July 2016
Story 1
People stand against coup
Story 2 People support government and democracy
Story 3 Did coup plot affected tourism in Istanbul?
Story 4 Family of a man that killed by coup plotters

Ak Party congress in Ankara: May, 2106
Did Ak Party bring more democracy and freedom?

Explosion in Ankara: March 2016
Story 1  PKK's  violence in Turkey
Story 2  Residents of Ankara are afraid after explosion

Turkey-Syrian border: Kilis, February 2016
Story 1 Syrian refugees in town of Kilis at Syrian border        
Story 2
A Syrian refugee couple in Gaziantep

Explosion in Istanbul, January 2016
Story 1 Flowers for victims, investigation underway
Story 2 Reservation cancellations in tourism sector in Istanbul

Other work done in 2016
A  sport and travel documentary, June 2016
From zero to Elbrus
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April 2016, Cogeco Media Canada
Radio reports from Syrian border
I am a freelance journalist and have been working as a 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 report in Turkey and would like to know more about filming in
Turkey, please don't hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to give you
any kind of info  and working with you in Turkey.

I have been working very often at Turkey-Syrian border since June 2011. I also
lived in the area for two years. If you are planning to go and work at Turkey Syrian
border area and think that you may need help of someone there, please don't
hesitate to contact me.

I also have been working in Iraqi Kurdistan in Erbil, Duhok, Zakho, Mosul, Kirkuk
and Suleymani. If you are planing to work in Iraqi Kurdistan and think that you may
need someone to work with you there, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Memet Aksakal
Mobile Phone: +90 533 334 77 96
memetaksa@gmail.com