"Legend of Kırcaali" documentary filmed

Balkans
Wed, 12 Jul 2023 20:52 GMT
'The Legend of Kırcaali (Kardzhali)' documentary was filmed in Ahlat district of Bitlis.
"Legend of Kırcaali" documentary filmed

The Ahlat part of the documentary "The Legend of Kırcaali", one of the important heroes and spiritual leaders of the Turkish-Islamic world, prepared by the Bulgarian Turks Culture and Service Association (BULTÜRK) and filmed within the framework of the project supported by the General Directorate of Relations with Civil Societies of the Ministry of Interior, has been completed.

In the documentary, which has been shot in the historical and cultural places of Ahlat for about a week, Kırcaali, who was born in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, tells the life story of Kırcaali, who was born in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, as an alperen raised in Ahlat, who travelled from Ahlat to realise the ideal of the Turks "Kizilelma".

Ahlat Mayor Abdulalim Mümtaz Çoban, who hosted and supported the documentary shooting team in Ahlat, also appeared in front of the cameras with the role of Lala Şahin Pasha in some of the shootings held in the inn otaku in the Ahlat nation garden.

Ahlat Mayor Abdulalim Mümtaz Çoban, who made a statement to the journalists about the documentary, said, "We were very proud that such a film was shot in our district. I would like to thank Mr Rafet Ulutürk, President of the Bulgarian Turks Culture and Service Association (BULTÜRK), our director and the whole team and the General Directorate of Relations with Civil Societies of the Ministry of Interior.

Exactly as in the content of the documentary, the fact that Kırcaali started as an Anatolian alperen and continued the conquest process in the Balkans, that an army of 70 thousand people was victorious with 800 people and that this was handled in Ahlat, our capital city a thousand years ago, where our Anatolian history and adventure began, made us seriously happy.

From here, we are actually calling out to the producers who will protect our history, culture and civilisation. We expect them to come and shoot documentaries and films in Ahlat."

BULTÜRK PRESIDENT RAFET ULUTÜRK

Rafet Ulutürk, President of the Bulgarian Turks Culture and Service Association (BULTÜRK), said: "We carried out our project together with the Ministry of Interior and the aim of this project is to reveal our forgotten history by going down to our own roots so that we, as Turkish children, can feed on our own history, our own roots.

Today, our people in Bulgaria and the Balkans say 'we came from Konya'. But when we researched Kırcaali, we realised that it has roots in Bukhara. Kırcaali came from Bukhara to Ahlat and travelled through 19 provinces in Anatolia as an alperen and took one alperen from each province for morning prayer. In other words, all the people living in the Balkans today are not only Konya, but all of Türkiye. In order to ensure this brotherhood and unity, we should learn our history and feed on our own roots.

I would like to thank our Mayor of Ahlat, Abdulalim Mümtaz Çoban, and the General Directorate of Relations with Civil Societies of the Ministry of Interior for their support and great support in the shooting of this documentary."

Mustafa Şahin, screenwriter and director of the documentary "Legend of Kardzhali", said: "We have been shooting our documentary in Ahlat for about 1 week. We are shooting animated drama. We thank our mayor and all the people of Ahlat very much. They supported us in dramas and animations.

Kırcaali is a Turkish city in Bulgaria where Turks live densely. We are telling the story of Kırcaali here. Kırcaali is our hero who was born in Bukhara, grew up in Ahlat and migrated to Bulgaria and the Balkans, fought in Çanakkale, Gallipoli, Edirne, Gallipoli, Edirne with the alperens he gathered by travelling around the villages and fought with the Byzantines, Bulgarians and Serbs and made Rumelia a Turkish land. We said why do we always look up to foreign heroes? No, we will bring out our own heroes, we will give examples of our own heroes to our children and young people. We will ask them to learn them. That's why we set out on such a path. I would also like to thank Mr Rafet Ulutürk, President of the Bulgarian Turks Culture and Service Association (BULTÜRK) for prioritising such a documentary."

Actor Hakan Tepe, who portrayed the character of Kardzhali in the documentary, said: "I had the opportunity to play such a legend in Ahlat in such a beautiful city. I would like to thank our honourable governor, district governor, mayor and BULTÜRK President Rafet Ulutürk for providing us with this opportunity."

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