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Yılmaz Güney – 1982 / Nuri Bilge Ceylan – 2014.

Winter Sleep wins Cannes’ Palme d’Or

Turkey’s Nuri Bilge Ceylan wins the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Winter Sleep, while Briton Timothy Spall is named best actor.
Turkish president and PM have extended congratulations to Nuri Bilge Ceylan, whose film won the top Palme d?Or prize

Two Turks in Europe: Erdogan vs. Ceylan

Two Turks were on the spotlight in two European cities on May 24, talking about similar issues, taking completely different stances and representing two possible futures for Turkey, which are unlike each other.

Ceylan dedicates Palme d’or to Turkey’s young victims

“Winter Sleep” director criticized Turkish government also for the Soma mine disaster. “In Japan, when someone dies, someone steps down. In Turkey this is not the case,” he said
Turkish PM Erdoğan has addressed some 20,000 supporters in Cologne in the run-up to the presidential elections, as some 80,000 protested him elsewhere in the German city
Turkish PM Erdoğan has spoken in Cologne where almost 20,000 Turkish supporters gathered in the run-up to the presidential elections. More demonstrators gathered elsewhere in the German city to protest him

Turkish PM’s aide who kicked protester during mining protests sacked

Image of Yusuf Yerkel kicking protester on visit to Soma went viral and came to symbolise government’s botched handling of crisis
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