Secrets of Istanbul

Istanbul… Yet another mystery in every corner, an astounding secret in every stone. Each passing day, thousands of people just pass by so many stories. Istanbul tells its secrets only to those who would notice, take a moment and wish to listen.

The "Secrets of Istanbul” offers a selection of legends and interesting stories of this unique city of the world with thousands years of history. The 50 minutes documentary features secrets about King Solomon with Alina, Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror with Eyüp Sultan, Soliman the Magnificent with Sinan the Architect, Hero and Leander, Medusa and Perseus, Justinianus with Theodora, Anna and Anemas etc.

Shot with impressive narration of Yetkin Dikinciler along with his acting, this documentary reveals stories you have never heard of about Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, The Maiden Tower, Süleymaniye Mosque and the Blue Mosque.

The documentary was shot in the Historical Peninsula –the heart of Istanbul. Topics are carefully selected among hundreds of legends and stories. Interesting characters, locations and topics of the historic timeline were featured.

Produced by Obscura Film, the "Secrets of Istanbul” presents wealth and knowledge of 8000 years, to Istanbul lovers.


Secrets of İstanbul

Genre: Docudrama

Length: 50'

Director: Enes Hakan Tokyay

Producer: Belgin Kutun, Obscura Film

Script Writer: Nilgün Yavuz-Banu Kutun

Narrator: Yetkin Dikinciler

Production Year: 2010

Original Language: Turkish

Language Of The Subtitles: English

Secrets of Istanbul