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(From the website of the office which give documentary film permissions)
One person in the crew should fill in and sign the application form in English or in Turkish
The list indicating the names, surnames, work and home addresses and telephone numbers
and the passport photocopies (not identity card photocopies) of all the persons in the crew
should be enclosed to the form. Please give a number to each person in the list and write
the same number on his/her passport photocopy.

According to the regulation, it is obligatory to have at least one fixer who is a citizen of the
Turkish Republic during the film shooting in Turkey. The Fixer’s address and telephone
numbers must be written in the filming permission application and the Fixer need to sing an
extra document that he/she will be the Fixer of the production/programme and will be with
the crew during filming in Turkey.
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Temporary press card for news stories
Temporary press cards are given to journalists by Prime minister press office in Ankara,
Istanbul or Diyarbakir in some cases they give in other cities too.

(The text below is from Prime Minister press office's website)
Foreign members of the media coming to Turkey on a temporary mission (for a period of up
to 3 months) should apply to the Directorate General of Press and Information (DGPI) for
press credentials which are valid for three months.
Documents Required for Temporary Accreditation
1)    Application Form For Temporary Accreditation
2)    Letter of authorisation from the applicant’s organization confirming his/her assignment
to Turkey, including the purpose and length of his/her visit.
3)    Letter of introduction from the Embassy or Consular Office (in Turkey) of the country
where the organization is based  confirming his/her status as a member of the media.
4)    Photocopy of passport.
5)    Three passport-size photographs.
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Filming Permission Office in Ankara (For Documentary, future and commercial films)
Ministry of Culture and Tourism - Directorate General of Copyrights and Cinema -
Consultation and Evaluation Section     
Fax: (++90 312) 310 00 63     Tel: (++90 312) 310 03 21 / 310
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Press Office (ANKARA MAIN OFFICE)
T.C. BAŞBAKANLIK
Basın - Yayın ve Enformasyon Genel Müdürlüğü
Ceyhun Atıf Kansu Caddesi No:122 Balgat / ANKARA / TÜRKİYE
Santral : +90 312 583 60 00  E-mail : webinfo@byegm.gov.tr
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Filming in east and southeastern Turkey
Kurdish is spoken language in southeastern Turkey and most of the people speak Turkish
as well but some people especially older people and ladies don't speak Turkish. If you are
planning to film a documentary or a news story in southeastern Turkey, it is better if you
have a fixer or translator who speak Kurdish, it also will make people you want to talk to feel
more comfortable to talk.
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