Turkish Film Days Opening

The opening of Turkish Film Days

Was held with great success


Burak Özçivit attracted the interest of VIPs and fans

At the premier of the movie «My Brother»



Athens, Friday 14th of October, 2016.

The opening of the Turkish Film Days was held yesterday at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in the presence of the actor Burak Özçivit, who visited Athens for the first time, as a guest of the Culture & Tourism Office of the Turkish Embassy. Hundreds of fans, yearning to see their favorite actor, welcomed him with great enthusiasm as he arrived at the Foundation while they felt ecstatic as he warmingly greeted them in person.The famous actor attended the Gala event and presented the film "My Brother" to the Greek audience. Ambassadors, representatives of tourism, culture and cinema organisations were also present at the event.

In the opening speeches, Mrs. Aslı Aksungur, Culture and Tourism Attaché of the Turkish Embassy, welcomed Burak Özçivit and expressed her satisfaction for the already full-booked seats of the following film screenings.

H.E. the Ambassador of Turkey in Athens, Mr. Kerim Uras highlighted the importance of cinema in cultural interaction between countries. In particular, he said that the representatives of the seventh art are like ambassadors who promote the culture of their own country and create connection ties.

The actor Burak Özçivit thanked everyone for the warm welcome and was enthusiastic for Greek audience’s love. He also mentioned the brotherhood relationship between Greece and Turkey and connected it to the title of the film «My Brother».

Mrs. Marianna Vardinogianni, President of the Association of Friends of Children with Cancer «ELPIDA», thanked everyone for the contribution in raising social awareness on the Association’s action, in the context of Turkish Film Days. Specifically, she highlighted the support of the Ambassador of Turkey in Athens, Mr. Kerim Uras and Burak Özçivit, who was awarded with the «ELPIDA» Honorary Award and a golden star which will be placed on the Wall of Stars of the hospital, as a recognition for his support.

Six awarded movies by acclaimed directors of the Turkish cinema will be screened on the 14th & 15th of October. The event is being organized by the Culture and Tourism Office of the Turkish Embassy in Athens. Turkish Airlines and Doğuş Group are the main supporters of the event. The SKAI media group, the Kathimerini Newspaper, the ATHINA 9.84 Radio Station, the ATHINORAMA magazine and the Culturenow.gr, contribute as communication sponsors.


Photo Captions

No1-No2-No3-No4-No5: Enthusiastic and loving reception of actor Burak Özçivit by his fans.

No6: (From Left to Right) H.E. the Ambassador of Turkey in Greece, Mr. Kerim Uras, the actor Burak Özçivit and Mrs. Aslı Aksungur, Attaché of Culture and Tourism of the Turkish Embassy.

No7: View of the Press Conference.

No8--No9-No10: Mrs. Marianna Vardinogianni, president of the Association of Friends of Children with Cancer «ELPIDA» awards the actor Burak Özçivit with the «ELPIDA» Honorary Award

No11: View of the film’s «My Brother» screening.