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Experienced freelance fixer in Turkey for news stories and documentary films
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Syrian refugees in Hatay, Antakya. Working for
Swedish TV, SVT, October 2011
Filiming Green journey for CNN International,
Istanbul, October 2011
Turkey Syria border, Cilvegozu border gate. Working
for VOA, December 2011
work
Filming Alevis' cem house for VOA, July 2012
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Domiz refugees camp in Duhok in iraqi
Kurdistan, October 2102
I am normally based in Istanbul but since June 2011, I am often
working at Turkey-Syrian border area. If you are planning to come
to Turkey-Syrian border area or to Iraqi Kurdistan, please don't
hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to give you any kind of info
and working with you.
2015
Interview with ex ISIS member in Sanliurfa
March 2015, Sanliurfa. Japanese TBS TV
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Latest refugees situation in Turkey
Fabruary 2015, Sanliurfa, Akcakale, Suruc (Kobani Border)   VOA TV
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News about Japanese hostages kidnapped by ISIS.
January 2015, Gaziantep, Kilis and Akcakale (Tall Abyad) boder.
Japanese TBS TV
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2014
News stories and a documentary about Syrian and Iraqi refugees in
Turkey
Dec 2014, Diyarbakir, Mardin, Sirnak-Silopi, Sanliurfa-Suruc.
Al Jazeera Balkan
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News from Kobani border
Oct 2014, Suruc, Sanliurfa  Fox news
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News from Kobani border
Sep 2014, Suruc Sanliurfa  SRF Swiss TV
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ISIS captured Mosul
June 2014 Erbil, Mosul, Iraqi Kurdistan Canada National Global news
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Filming unusual scenes in Istanbul with Mr Logan Adermatt
and his friends
June 2014
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Commercial film for Experian company, Istanbul April 2014.
www.viewfinderuk.tv
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A documentary about Tulips
April and May 2014, Location Istanbul and Van.  Producer:
Oxford Scientific Films
Broadcaster: BBC 4
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Local Elections in Turkey
March 2014, Istanbul, Al Jazeera Balkan
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Several Stories from Turkey-Syrian border
January, 2014, Kilis and Gaziantep Al Jazeera Balkan
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2013
Middle East Business Report  
December 2013, Turkey Syrian border Kilis and Gaziantep
BBC World news
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Demonstrations in Nusaybin against wall built on the border
November 2013, Nusaybin Ruptly news agency
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Byzantium: A Tale of three Cities
A documentary about secret City Istanbul. Each 1 hour x 3 Episodes
September-October 2013
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03lyyrc
BBC 4  
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Demonstrations in Tunceli (Dersim)
June 2013, ARTE Journal
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Taksim Protests in Istanbul
June 2013, VOA
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Taksim Protestes in Istanbul  
June 2013, Istanbul  Fox News TV
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Taksim Protests in Istanbul
June 2013, Istanbul BBC News night
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llegal Syrian immigrants to Europe
May 2013, Istanbul, Gaziantep, Izmir BBC News night
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Several stories from Turkey-Syria boder
May 2013, Japanese TV (Tokyo Broadcasting System)
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Göbeklitepe, the First Human being temple
Sanlıurfa, April 2013, German WDR  TV
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Kurdish Conflict and possible peace
April 2013, Istanbul RT TV
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Syrian refugees in Gaziantep
April 2013, ARTE Journal, ARTE TV
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US Patriots deployment in Turkey
February 2013, Gaziantep Fox news
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German Patriots deployment in Kahramanmaras, Turkey
Iskenderun, Gazianntep, kahramanmaras, January 2013
German ARD TV
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2012
Strong women in Roman Empire
Producer:  Hotsouce media Broadcaster: BBC
Date: December 2012,  Location: Afrodisias
in Aydin provinde in western Turkey
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Syrian Refugees in Izmir
Date: October 2012 Locatin: Izmir Broadcaster BBC
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A documentary about Uygur Turks in Istanbul
Date: October 2102 Location: Istanbul Broadcaster: Al Jazeera TV
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World weirdest
August 2012 Cappadocia, A documentary for National Geographic
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Research for a possible documentary film about a  
missing Scottish mountaineer
May 2012 Dugubeyazit
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Ancient Greek cities Miletos and Priene
Date: April 2011 Location: Miletos and Priene
Company:
BBC Scotland Radio
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Filming for General Motors' website about their clients in Turkey
Date: March 2012 Location: Istanbul, Eskisehir,Adapazari, Gebze
Company: General Motors
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I spent most of the year of 2012 at Turkey Syrian border.
You can check it here the work I have done at Turkey Syrian
border from June 2011 on
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2011
Syrian refugess in Hatay (Antakya)
Date: December 2011 Location: Hatay (Antakya)
Syrian Border Company:  
VOA  TV
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African Football Players in Turkey
Date: December 2011 Location: Istanbul  Company: BBC Scotland
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GLBT's rights in Turkey
Date: December 2011 Location: Istanbul  Company: BBC Scotland
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Kim Kardashian's village in Kars Turkey
Date: November 2011 Location: Kars Company: Sun Newspaper, UK
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The Odysey of the Europe
Date: November 2011 Location: Istanbul
Company: La Compagnie des Taxi Brousee: Broadcester:
ARTE
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Turtle Beach (A commercial film)
Date: November 2011 Location: Erzurum
Company: Goodoil films, Australlia
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Earthquake in Eastern Turkey
Date: October 2011 Location: Van, Eecis Company: CCTV China
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Green Journey
Date: October 2011 Location: Istanbul Company: CNN International
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Turkey Israel relations
Date: October 2011 Location: Istanbul Company: Newsanew TV
Broadceter:  
Press TV
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Syrian refugees in Hatay (Antakya)
Date: September-October 2011 Location: Hatay (Antakya) Syrian Border
Company:
Swedish TV (SVT)
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Qualcomm Conference in Istanbul
Date: September 2011 Location: Istanbul:
Company: Runaway films, London
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Kurdish rights activist Ferhat Tunc and Human rights in Turkey
Date: July 2011 Location: Tunceli (Dersim)  
Company:
Swedish TV (SVT)
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Museum Secrets A documentary about Topkapi Palace Museum
Date: June, July  2011 Location: Istanbul, Hatay Company: Kensington
Communications Toranto, Canada
Broadcaster:
History channel Canada
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General Elections in Turkey and Syrian refugees in Hatay Antakya)
Date: June 2011 Location: Istanbul, Hayat (Antakya)
Company:
VOA TV
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Elections in Turkey
Date: June 2011 Location: Istanbul Company: Swedish TV (SVT)
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Foot prints in Asia (Unusual culture and food in Turkey)
Date: May 2011 Location: Istanbul, Cappadocia,  Safranbolu
Company:
MediaCorp TV Singapore
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Gas Monopoly (a documentary about Gas)
Date: May 2011 Location: Istanbul
Company: Fischer film Gmbh Broadcaster:
ORF
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Hagia Sophia's secrets
Date: April 2011 Location: Istanbul Company: CNN International
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Culture and Politic in Turkey as a Mulsim country
February 2011 Location: Istanbul, Diyarbakir, Cappadocia, Konya
Company: Pro 1 TV Indonesia
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HSBC British Museum Hajj Exhibition Sponsor film
Date: February 2011 Location: Istanbul
Company: Proudfoot company London
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2010
World tallest man
Date: December 2010 Location: Ankara Company: Fuji tv Japan
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Miners and mining safety in Turkey
Date: December 2010 Location: Zonguldak Company: BBC Scotland
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Iraqi Christian refugees in Turkey
Date: December 2010 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC Scotland
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Sex Scandals in Religions
Date: November 2011 Location: Nigde, Kayseri
Company: Canada Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcaster:
Vision TV Canada
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CNNgo Istanbul   
November 2010 Location: Istanbul
Company:
CNN International www.cnn.com/cnngo
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Commercial film for Sika Services AG Zurich
Date: November 2010 Location: Istanbul, Bursa  
Company: advertising, art & ideas ltd
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Research on Afghan refugees in Turkey
Date:November 2010 Location:Istanbul Company:Love production  
Broadcaster:
BBC
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Cultures in the cities on the Silk Road
Date: October 2010 Location: Istanbul, Konya, Bursa  
Company:
Singapore tv
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Constitutional change and democratic reforms in Turkey
Date: October 2010 Location: Istanbul Company: SVT, Swedish tv
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Kurdish conflict and possible peace
Date: September 2010 Location: Diyarbakir Company: SVT, Swedish tv
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Referendum for Constitutional changes in Turkey
Date: September 2010 Location: Istanbul Company: SVT, Swedish tv
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Future cities, Istanbul   
Date: June 2010 Location: Istanbul Company: CNN International
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Routes to Christianity, a documentary about early  Christianity
Date: May 2010 Location: Istanbul, Izmit, (Kocaeli) Iznik,  Konya,  Yalvac,
Tarsus, Antakya, (Hatay) Samandag, Ephesus, Izmir.
Broadcaster:
PBS USA
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Ford factory in Golcuk
Date: March 2010 Location: Istanbul, Golcuk, Kocaeli
Company:
BBC Solent Radio and BBC South Today TV
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0072fhb  
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A documentary about a group of Kurdish musicians in Diyarbakir
Date: January 2010 Location: Diyarbakir Company: NHK Japan
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US Patriots batteries deployment in
Gaziantep. February 2013
Azzaz town in North of Aleppo near
Turkey border. August 2012
Filimin A tale of 3 cities documentary for BBC
in Istanbul. October, 2013
Kurdistan Parliament, Erbil, October, 2012
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At Yezidi temple in Lalesh, in Iraqi Kurdistan,
October, 2012
Around Mosul and Erbil working for Canada
Global news,June 2014
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Working at Kobani Border  Sep-Oct-Dec 2014
Working for Japanese TBS TV at Akcakale
(Tall Abyad) border. January 2015
About me
I am a freelance journalist and have been working as a freelance fixer for
foreigner media in Turkey since 1999. I can work as a  fixer, researcher,
coordinator, location manager and translator.
I also can do any kind of pre production work need to be done before your
filming.  I am based in Istanbul but can work anywhere in Turkey and in
Northern Iraq. I speak Kurdish, English, Turkish, German, Persian and
some Arabic.

I also can arrange camera crew, equipment and transportation and can help
you to get filming permission.
If you are planning to film a documentary or a news programme in Turkey
and would like to know more about filming in Turkey, please don't hesitate
to contact me. I will be happy
to give you any kind of info you need and
working with you in Turkey.

Memet Aksakal
Mobile Phone: +90 533 334 77 96
memetaksa@gmail.com
Interview with ex ISIS member for
Japanese TBS TV. Sanliurfa, March 2015