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Suleiman the Magnificent reconquers Arab world, Balkans 9 décembre 2013

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Agence France Presse, Monday, December 9, 2013                                              Français

by Acil Tabbara, Aleksandra Niksic

Dubai – Can a smash TV soap bring closure for historical wrongs and succour from contemporary turmoil? Check out a Turkish series on the 16th-century Ottoman monarch Suleiman the Magnificent. (suite…)

Turkey’s soap operas touch Egypt’s heart 11 janvier 2013

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Daily News Egypt, Friday January 11, 2013

Sarah El Masry

Facebook group Egypt Sarcasm Society prepared this satirical poster after the 25 January revolution where Egypt is raped like the character Fatma in « What’s the fault of Fatmagul? » soap opera. (suite…)

International TV execs talk Turkey 10 mars 2012

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Variety.com (USA) Sat., March 10, 2012,

By Nick Holdsworth, Istanbul

Discop buyers buzz about Byzantine bazaar. Drama series ‘Once Upon a Time Ottoman’ from pubcaster TRT pushes the limits of social taboos. (suite…)

Turkey has a star role in more than just TV drama 8 février 2012

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The National (UAE) Feb 8, 2012, p. 11

Thomas Seibert, Istanbul

During a recent visit to the UAE, Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s president, was confronted with an unexpected request. « Please tell us how the Turkish soap operas on television will end. Otherwise, we will not be able to pry our women away from their TV sets, » Mr Gul quoted his Emirati hosts as saying last week. (suite…)