Chinese singer makes music video in Turkish city
ANTALYA - Doğan News Agency
Chinese singer Tan Weiwei is shooting a music video for her new album in Antalya’s ancient places.A famous singer in China, Tan Weiwei is shooting a music video and documentary for her new album in the southern province of Antalya’s Manavgat district. Working in ancient places such as the historic Kaleiçi district, the Aspendos ancient theater, the Temple of Apollon and the ancient city of Perge, Weiwei said it was “destiny” to make a music video in Turkey.
She said she knew about Turkish culture and tourism before coming. “Thanks to my friends, I found myself in Turkey. I saw that Turkey is beautiful for making a music video. I am very happy to be her,” she said.
Weiwei, who is at the same time preparing and presenting a documentary on a Chinese TV channel, said that she liked the places where she was working very much.
Levent Uluçer, who organized the artist’s visit and is also directing the music video, said Turkey would be better known in China thanks to music videos and documentaries. He said the Culture and Tourism Ministry Beijing Culture and Promotion Adviser İlknur Yiğit provided great support to their work, adding that bilateral cultural relations between Turkey and China should progress.
A good promotion of Turkey
Uluçer said Weiwei had accepted to make a music video in Turkey upon his own request. “I have been involved in the organization since the beginning. I am also the director. These shootings will be good promotion for Turkey. We will make two music videos and two documentaries and they will be continuously shown on some 20 Chinese televisions,” he said.
The general director of the Turquoise Hotel, one of the locations of shooting, Mehmet Aydın, said millions of Chinese people were living in Europe and they represented a very good potential for Turkish tourism, adding that such music videos would be a positive factor.