- Love Is An Eternal Sun Yunus Emre
- Bridge Of Culture: Thrace
- Incomparable Beirut
- The Only Thing Worth Pursuing Love
- Fabled City Bremen
- What Good Is The High Bosson
- Shopping Days Are Starting
- We’re Not Going To Play, We’re Going To Referee
- Renew Yourself With A Summer Detox
- A Gourmet Treat From The Southwest Aegean: Carian Cuisine
- Lively Yet Melancholy Can Bonomo
- Destination Istanbul
- Sait Faik’s Istanbul
- A Letter To Freedom
- Cool Again: Istanbul
- The Green Giant Sings!
- Seven Sensations One Stage
- Moving To The Garden
- The Tour Goes On
- With Mom In Istanbul
- Sports And Art Festival
- One Heart One Purpose
- Emin Alper’s Ermenek
- Head In The Clouds: Ağrı
- Golf On The French Riviera
- 2012 European Capitals Of Cultures
- Intersection Of Four Countries: Maribor
- City Of Music: Leipzig
- Sails Unfurled At Istanbul!
- Port Of Entry To The Big Apple
- Saving Energy in 5 Steps
- Back To The Future : 3-D Printing
- Aaaccchhooo! Spring Is Here!
- Oral Health On Board
- Ships Of Wax In A Sea Of Fire
Emin Alper’s Ermenek
Emin Alper’s Ermenek
DIRECTOR EMİN ALPER’S FILM, BEYOND THE HILL, TOOK THE AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN THE 31ST ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL’S NATIONAL COMPETITION. WE ASKED HIM ABOUT ERMENEK.
How is Ermenek reflected in your work?
I left Ermenek when I was 10. It is a repository of stories for me as the setting for the tales my mother and father and relatives used to tell. Later when I made up stories myself and set them in Ermenek that repository brimmed over with the natural and historical beauty of the place and took on a fairytale-like quality in the world of my imagination.
Did you get a chance to go there often when you were shooting Beyond the Hill?
During the last two years while we were making the film we went there often. The shoots were made 20-25 minutes outside Ermenek, in a highland near the village of Balkusan. But our whole team stayed in the town.
What do you miss the most about Ermenek when you are away?
I miss speaking in our dialect and the natural humor of the Ermenek people. And I really miss my father whom I lost just recently and who will always be synonymous with Ermenek for me.
Ermenek, on the banks of the Göksu River.
Centuries-old hillside houses complement the region’s historical texture.
A waterfall at Ermenek.
Ermenek cuisine is a synthesis of the Mediterranean and Central Anatolian.