We couldn’t walk in Greece after the TV series ‘Foreign Groom’!

Bloomberg HTscreened on Wednesday evenings in ‘One on One with Fatih Altaylı’ this week, it gathered the audience on the screen with its colorful guests. Fatih Altaylion last night’s show Director Isil Kasapoglu, Actress Ilker Aksum, musician Selin Geçit, multidisciplinary artist Lal Batman and Chief Ozgur Ustunhosted the

Işıl Kasapoğlu, describing her theater journey, said, “I was at the theater school at Galatasaray High School. I played many plays. Before I finished school, I was doing figuration at the City Theatres. Afterwards, I studied theater at the Sorbonne University in France, after majoring in industrial design and law.”

Isil Kasapoglu

Isil Kasapoglu

Işıl Kasapoğlu, curator of the 26th Istanbul Theater Festival, which will be held this year, said, “When İKSV offered me curatorship, I said, ‘I have to think.’ I lived abroad for 20 years. When Istanbul was talked about, its festivals, cinema, theater and biennial were also talked about. I thought that something this important should concern not only Istanbul but all of Turkey. Let’s do something at this festival so that for the coming years Let’s do better. New directors, actors, untested forms will come out,” he said.


After Işıl Kasapoğlu, İlker Aksum shared how she started her stage journey. Aksum said, “I had my mind set on theater from my childhood. I graduated from Hacettepe University State Conservatory. Then, after two years at the Antalya State Theater, I came to Istanbul. As soon as I arrived, I learned that Işıl Kasapoğlu had also come to Istanbul. With Işıl Ağabey. After the Bakırköy Theater and the Istanbul City Theatre, the adventure of series and cinema began,” he said.

Ilker Aksum

Ilker Aksum

“I have been in this profession for 25 years,” said Ilker Aksum, “Everyone is eager to be an actor, but our ground is not suitable for this. I do not know 70 directors who have had 72 TV series broadcast this year. There are films, of course. We have some fear in the cinema due to the pandemic. Although ‘Bergen “He broke it a bit. Cem Yılmaz, Ata Demirer, Yılmaz Ağabey (Erdoğan) are also selling their works to digital. Will our cinema or theater be finished, we need to calculate it well. Digital pays well, the producer does not want to take risks,” he said.


Talking about the TV series “Foreign Groom”, which was broadcast between 2004 and 2007, the famous actor said, “We couldn’t walk in Greece. They were greeted with a band and a harmonica. We heard that they had made it to the statue of Özgür Çevik and Nehir Erdoğan on Simi Island. Such a situation is the one we are now in. The Greeks said, ‘You have combined our cultures.’ There was an incredible closeness, both politically and culturally. We can solve everything with art,” he continued.

Erdal Ouml;zyağcılar, Nehir Erdogan, Ouml;zgur Çevik, Sumru Yavrucuk and Zeki Alasya starred in 'Foreign Damat'.  Özgür Çevik played a Greek named 'Niko'.

Erdal Özyağcılar, Nehir Erdoğan, Özgür Çevik, Sumru Yavrucuk and Zeki Alasya starred in ‘Foreign Damat’. Özgür Çevik played a Greek named ‘Niko’.


Multidisciplinary artist Lal Batman said: “I had an inclination towards painting since my childhood. When I came to secondary school, I wanted to study at a fine arts high school. Because I didn’t think I could do anything else. Over time, I started to participate in exhibitions abroad. My first exhibition abroad was in Greece at the invitation of UNESCO when I was 16.” spoke.

Lal Batman

Lal Batman

“Dad Encouraged Music”

Selin Geçit, who said that her father was also interested in music, said, “I started music with my father’s encouragement.”

Selin Gegil;it

Selin Geçit

Selin Geçit continued her words, “I studied at a university in London in 2016. There I received some training on stage performance. It’s like the editing of a concert.”


Explaining that cooking comes from his family, Chef Özgür Üstün said, “I followed in the footsteps of my grandfather and father. My father was a more traditional cook. My grandfather was a cook in Austria. I studied cooking in high school. Then I went to Africa to Djibouti. Then I moved to Dubai. Turkey. “I wanted to go back to university and study. Then another offer came from another restaurant chain. I worked in Dubai for 6 years. Now I work in a hotel in Sultanahmet. I wanted to do something about Turkish cuisine,” he said.