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Ekin Calisir

Ekin Calisir is an independent journalist and filmmaker based in Izmir, Turkey. She Istanbul in Al Jazeera and NTV, made current affairs programmes and documentaries for media outlets such as The Guardian, TRT. Producer of award winning feature length documentary film Mr Gay Syria about Syrian LGBT refugees. Speaks English, French and Spanish.
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Nicosia, Cyprus: the last divided capital in Europe | Divided Cities role: shooting co-director and co-producer The Guardian, 27 Nov 2019


Mr Gay Syria - Trailer Trailer of multi award winning documentary film Mr Gay Syria (2017), directed by Ayse Toprak and produced by Ekin Calisir, following two Syrian LGBT refugees who fled the civil war, trying to build a new life in Istanbul and Berlin. Mr Gay Syria fragmanı. Türkçe altyazılı fragman için


Live Facetime with CTV, reporting from Istanbul

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Live on Skype with CBS on Turkey's coup attempt, 15 July 2016.

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Live Phoner with CTV on Turkey's coup attempt on 15 July 2016.


Video story for BBC Turkish. Cypriots from North and South of the island celebrate the end of 6 months where they had to live in two different time zones. Cyprus is the last divided country of Europe. Shot and edited by Ekin Calisir


Short doc. Being a woman taxi driver is tricky in the streets of Istanbul. Or many would think so. The short documentary was awarded by International Labour Organisation within the scope of the Equal and Together project. 2016, Istanbul, Turkey. Directed by Ekin Calisir

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