Turkish soap operas total $150 million in exports

Turkish series entered Ukraine, Pakistan, Russia and China for the first time in 2013.

Turkish soap operas total $150 million in exports

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish television series exports were worth more than $150 million last year, with more than 70 programs watched in over 54 countries, including South America, according to the Prime Ministry Public Diplomacy Coordination (KDK).

Exported productions include the popular series: "Muhtesem Yuzyıl", "Fatmagul’un Sucu Ne", "Adını Feriha Koydum" and "Ask-i Memnu",” and set new export records for Turkish television programs in 2013.

The most watched was the finale of "Gumus", which was seen by 84 million people across the Middle East.

The export price of an episode of the more popular Turkish shows used to vary between $35 and $50 but now the price per episode has risen to between $500 and $200,000, according to figures.

Turkish series entered Ukraine, Pakistan, Russia and China for the first time in 2013.

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