The Turkish Yunus Emre Institute (YEE), which presents Turkey’s cultural heritage in a creative way to foreigners, launched a Turkish Film Week in the Albanian capital Tirana on Monday. The five-day festival was opened with the film “Yedinci Koğuştaki Mucize” (“Miracle in Cell No. 7”) in a cinema hall in Tirana.
Turkish Ambassador to Tirana Murat Ahmet Yörük told the ceremony that Turkish cinema and the Turkish TV series industry have seen significant developments in recent years.
“Turkish cinema and the Turkish TV series industry have entered a period of significant development and breakthrough. Fortunately, we are getting to the point where we can talk about a different school when it comes to world-class Turkish cinema and the Turkish TV series industry and a different school when it comes to directors and filmmakers. Turkish actors, ”Yörük said. “Turkish TV series have a large audience and fan base in many different regions, from Venezuela to Taiwan, from Sweden to sub-Saharan Africa. . “
Albanian film actress Julian Deda said the festival was a step for the development of bridges of cooperation in the field. “Turkish films and soap operas are widely watched and enjoyed in Albania and are now part of the family,” said Deda.
Turkish Film Week will run until November 26.
“Bizim İçin Şampiyon” (“Champion”), “Rafadan Tayfa Dehliz Macerası” (“Rafadan Tayfa: Passage to Adventure”, “Af” (“Pardon”) and “Nasipse Adayız” (“You know him”) will also be screened as part of the event.