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Turkish cinema legend Metin Erksan dies at 83

Turkish cinema legend Metin Erksan dies at 83
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One of the legends of Turkish cinema, Metin Erksan, has died at Istanbul’s Medical Park following renal failure.

He was 83-years old.

Erksan directed the 1964 film Dry Summer that won Turkey’s first international film awards; the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Biennale prize at the Venice Film Festival.

He will be buried in Istanbul.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said he will be “remembered for his unforgettable films”.

In 1983 he quit the movie business and took up a post as lecturer at Turkey’s Mimar Sinan University.

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