New Bond film shot in Turkey

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Turkey forms part of the backdrop for new James Bond film, Skyfall

The new James Bond film Skyfall, which is  released in the UK today, has been filmed in various locations around Turkey.

Filming locations for Skyfall included Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, marking the third time in 50 years of Bond films that Istanbul has served as a backdrop for 007’s adventures, as well as the picturesque coastal resort of Fethiye on the Mediterranean coast and the historical city of Adana in the country’s southeast.

Bond’s latest film Skyfall combines the historic location of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar with the metropolitan skyline of the city, while the golden beaches and crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean at Fethiye provide the setting for a beach scene. The lesser-known city of Adana in Turkey’s southeast also features with its historical Vardar and Kasim Gulek Bridges and train station forming the setting for a dramatic scene involving trains.

Istanbul

Turkey has also served as the backdrop for two other Bond films: From Russia with Love (1963) and For the World is Not Enough (1999). It has also been the filming location for several other blockbuster movies, including Star Wars, Taken 2 and Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance.

 

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