Turkish movie ‘Selam’ received with great interest at İstanbul gala


Date posted: March 29, 2013

The new Turkish film “Selam” had its premiere Wednesday night in İstanbul and was welcomed by moviegoers. Turkish celebrities and politicians including EU Minister Egemen Bağış and former national football player and deputy Hakan Şükür watched the movie along with a large crowd.

“Selam” tells the impressive stories of three Turkish teachers who are idealists working at schools opened by Turkish entrepreneurs on three different continents and in three different countries: Afghanistan, Senegal, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. “Turkish schools give the best present to future generations. Everyone should see the movie, of which every moment was exciting,” said Minister Bağış as he congratulated the devoted teachers working at Turkish schools all around the world.

Şükür also said that he hopes “everyone will see the movie, which tells the stories of the self-sacrificing teachers.”

The movie was directed by Levent Demirkale and produced by Sabri Koç. The leading actors, Yunus Emre Yıldırımer, Burçin Abdullah and Hasan Ali Sütçü, also attended the premiere, where director Hamdi Alkan, actresses Seray Sever and İpek Tuzcuoğlu, TV show host İkbal Gürpınar and movie critic Ömür Gedik were also in attendance.

selam-movie-2

“We were prepared for the physical difficulties in the field, and I am happy with the outcome,” said director Demirkale while presenting his film. Leading actress Abdullah, who plays a teacher in Afghanistan, said she was touched by her character, a teacher with strong ideals. “Selam,” the first Turkish production to be shot on three different continents, opens in Turkish cinemas on Friday.

Source: Today’s Zaman March 28, 2013


Related News

Turkey Coup Attempt Leaves America With Stark Choice

In the aftermath of Turkey’s attempted, and failed, coup, Washington is primarily concerned about the future of the U.S.-Turkish alliance and its central objective these days: the fight against Islamic State (ISIS). In particular, U.S. policymakers are concerned about the fate of U.S. access to the Turkish airbase at Incirlik, from which assets used in […]

Irmak TV starts broadcast

New television channel Irmak TV began broadcasting on Thursday night in a magnificent ceremony with blessings from senior Turkish officials, journalists and public figures. The TV channel, along with Today’s Zaman, is part of the Feza Media Group, and will mostly broadcast programs with moral, spiritual, cultural and religious content. Irmak, meaning “river” in Turkish, […]

Misreading Turkey’s Twitter Controversy

Gülen and the participants of the movement he helped create have no interest in the privileges of power, which is evident from their purposeful abstention from holding political office or negotiating for political advantage.

Turkish school sacrifices over 150 cows for Eidil Adha

More than 150 cows were slaughtered yesterday morning by the Filipino Turkish Tolerance School in commemoration of Eid Ul Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.

Rubin says Gülen’s extradition would convince Erdoğan that blackmail works

“If Gülen is turned over, however, I suspect relations will get worse because the extradition will convince Erdoğan that blackmail and bluster work,” said Rubin in an interview published in the Vocal Europe magazine on Monday.

Gulen named author of the month in Casablanca

The Moroccan capital city Rabat-based Elfiye Publishing, the largest publishing company in the nation, named Gulen the author of the month.

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

The Turkish School in Kathmandu made a dream come true

Gulen turns coup accusations on Erdogan

Gülen: Associating Hizmet with violent Kobani protests great slander

‘Power struggle with Gulen movement weakens Erdogan’

Why does Turkey’s President Erdogan want Knicks’ Enes Kanter in jail?

Kimse Yok Mu launches campaign for Eid al-Adha with amusing banner

People overwhelmingly support democracy as answer to Kurdish issue

Copyright 2024 Hizmet News