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Turkey named the new ‘Country of Honour’ for MIPCOM 2015

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CANNES: Reed MIDEM has announced that Turkey will be the ‘MIPCOM 2015 Country of Honour.’

Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPCOM 2015 will take place in Cannes, from 5-8 October 2015.

Turkey, which is one of the most dynamic and prolific drama-producing nations, takes the torch from Mexico, which was ‘Country of Honour for MIPCOM 2014’. Turkish produced shows are currently aired in more than 100 countries worldwide. The territory’s annual drama exports exceed $150 million. Major international hits from Turkey include the Ottoman Empire costume drama series Magnificent Century now in its fourth season, which has been a top-rated show in the international market.

Turkey has a population of more than 76 million, giving it a strong domestic market for TV content. Its high-quality output covers all genres including drama, feature films, documentaries and animation. In recent years, the country has become a fresh source for adaptable formats. At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey also acts a valuable production hub, offering quality technical infrastructure.

Istanbul Chamber of Commerce vice president Dursun Topcu said, “The Turkish television industry ranks as the second-fastest growing in the world. As the Country of Honour, we would like to share this dynamism at MIPCOM 2015, which provides a global showcase for Turkey to advertise its treasures to the world.”

The MIPCOM focus on Turkey will feature a series of high-level conferences from Turkish industry figures, screening showcases to preview the country’s latest programme, and business networking events.

“The Country of Honour programme allows TV executives from around the world to discover the richness of Turkey’s TV and entertainment industry,” commented Reed MIDEM director- television division Laurine Garaude.

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