Turkey has an incredibly diverse range of locations that can double for almost anywhere in the world She is often called “the cradle of civilization,” as it has been home to a rich variety of tribes and nations of people since 6500 B.C. Hattis, Hittites, Phrygians, Urartians, Lycians, Lydians, Ionians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans have all held important places in Turkey’s history. Ancient sites and ruins throughout the country attest to each civilization’s unique character.
Hollywood films produced in Turkey – including Skyfall, Argo and Taken 2 – have obtained a value-added-tax rebate of around 12 million Turkish lira (5.45 million USD) the culture and tourism ministry has said.
The rebate had been granted in co-ordination with the Turkish Finance Ministry under regulations aimed at providing incentives to increase foreign film production in the country, the ministry said on Thursday.
Turkey has become a hub for foreign movies and associated industries since the government implemented an incentive package in 2004, the ministry said.
Foreign film companies have spent 80 million Turkish lira (37 million USD) on producing 18 movies in Turkey since 2011.