Cappadocia becomes global center
of attraction for film producers

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Cappadocia becomes global center
of attraction for film producers

A total of 265 state and private TV stations from 45 countries have shot either documentaries of films in Cappadocia in the last 15 years

The Cappadocia region in central Anatolia, famous for natural wonders such fairy chimneys and caves, has become the focus of attraction for both international and Turkish TV producers (Statement issued by the Nevşehir Museum Directorate).

Cappadocia hosts world-renowned movies: 

Cappadocia has hosted several famous movies over the last 15 years, its attraction aided by its magnificent natural beauty, historic and religious sites and underground cities. Among them were "Medea," in which the leading role was played by world-famous soprano Maria Callas, ''Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs Du Coran," with famous actor Omar Sharif and "L'Empire des Loups / Empire of the Wolves" which included famous French actor Jean Reno.  

Documentaries promote Cappadocia:

Underlining the importance of movies being shot in Cappadocia for the region's promotion, the Cappadocia Touristic Entrepreneurs' Association (KAPTID) General Secretary Nazif Demir said:
“TV productions play a significant role in the promotion of the Cappadocia region due to the fact that TV has a stronger promotional influence than fairs or similar promotional activities as they address a broader audience. The location therefore attracts people who want to view the historical and natural features of the region.”  
Cappadocia had become famous and witnessed a surge of visitors after the popular TV series "Asmalı Konak" (Grapevine Mansion) was filmed there. 

Tamer Karadağlı (Salim Ağa)/Picture Source: Star TV - Dizi Son AğaThe latest TV series production 
in Cappadocia is shot in Ürgüp.

Most famous in Turkey,
"Son Ağa" (with Tamer Karadağlı)
promisses a huge popularity as well.