Successful Turkish series awarded
ISTANBULThe Turkish Electronics and Services Exporters’ Association (TET) organized an award ceremony to present awards for “Promoting high value-added exports” and the productions that brought in the highest export revenue last year.
At the award ceremony held recently in Istanbul, the TV series “Fatmagül’ün Suçu ne?” (What is Fatmagül’s Fault?), which was produced by Ay Production and broadcast on Kanal D between 2010 and 2012, was awarded for the prize and deemed to have earned the highest foreign currency revenue among all TV series in 2015.
Representing the Ministry of Economy, Emel Emirlioğlu, Free Zones and International Investments and Services Deputy Director Özge Dumlupınar, and Directorate General for Exports head Ali Rıza Oktay attended the ceremony.
Following its success in Turkey, the series, which featured the story of a rape victim, gained popularity in Middle Eastern and Arab countries.
In the series, Beren Saat played Fatmagül, a soon-to-be-married woman who is gang rapped by sons of a wealthy and powerful family. The actress previously gained fame with her previous role as “Bihter” in the TV series “Aşk-ı Memnu” (Forbidden Love), starring with actor Egin Akyürek.
Kanal D series have reached record sales not only in Turkey, but also globally, and have been so far seen in 138 countries. Pioneering exports in 2006, the series first achieved great success in the Middle East, followed by Central Europe then Latin America, the United States, Asia and finally, Africa.
According to a written statement made by Kanal D, the help given by the ministry is also a contributing factor for these series’ great success in global sales.
By working together and holding meetings with leading companies in the industry, the ministry is still seeking to find solutions for the industry’s issues and needs. Exhibitions, promotions, advertisements and marketing activities are incentives that support TV series export sales.
At the MIPTV Exhibition organized in April in Cannes, Kanal D, along with its major TV series archive, found many interested foreign TV channels for its new series “Güllerin Savaşı” (War of the Roses) “Hayat Şarkısı” (Flames of Desire) “Tatlı İntikam” (Sweet Revenge) and “Poyraz Karayel” (For my Son).