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Togan Gökbakar (born 29 May 1984) is a Turkish film director.
Togan Gökbakar studied in the Cinema and TV Department at Istanbul Bilgi University and his 2004 graduate short film Run Daddy Run was shown at the If Istanbul and Altın Koza film festivals where it won a prize in the student category.
His first features was the 2006 Turkish horror film Gen from a story idea by Alper Mestçi and his older brother Şahan Gökbakar, who also made a cameo appearance in the film. He went on to direct his brother in a series of successful Turkish comedy films, starting with Recep İvedik in 2008.
Zeki Velidi Togan, was a Bashkir historian, Turkologist, and leader of the Bashkir revolutionary and liberation movement.
Güngören is an industrial and working class residential district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is located near the district of Bakırköy on the Çatalca Peninsula in the western half of Istanbul Province. It is the smallest district of Turkey in terms of land area with an area of 7 square kilometers. Güngören, which became a district on June 3, 1992, is adjacent to Zeytinburnu to the east, Esenler, Bakırköy in the south, and Bahçelievler to the west. The district is now fully urbanized and consists of 11 neighborhoods. The mayor is Bünyamin Demir (AKP). The district had a population of 283,083 in 2020, down from a peak of 318,545 in 2007.
Şahan Gökbakar is a Turkish comedian, actor and producer.
Togan may refer to:
Gen may refer to:
Recep İvedik is a 2008 Turkish comedy film, directed by Togan Gökbakar, and the name of the main character, an oafish man played by Şahan Gökbakar.
Pains of Autumn is a 2009 Turkish drama film, directed by Tomris Giritlioğlu, based on the novel by Yılmaz Karakoyunlu. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on 23 January 2009, was one of the highest-grossing Turkish films of 2009.
Recep İvedik 3 is a 2010 Turkish comedy film, directed by Togan Gökbakar, which stars Şahan Gökbakar as an oafish character who is attempting to combat depression following the death of his grandmother. The film, which was released nationwide in Turkey on February 12, 2010, was the highest grossing Turkish film of 2010. The film's titular comic character was created by Şahan Gökbakar for his Turkish comedy television show Dikkat Şahan Çıkabilir, which ran from 2005 to 2006. The series subsequently generated several sequel films, starting with Recep İvedik (2008), to which this is the second sequel.
Gen is a 2006 Turkish horror film directed by Togan Gökbakar.
Son İstasyon is a 2010 Turkish drama film written and directed by Oğulcan Kırca and starring the director's father Levent Kırca.
Men on the Bridge is a 2009 Turkish drama film directed by Aslı Özge. The film, which tells about the young generation who lives in the suburbs of Istanbul and come to the center of the city to make a living, follows a rose seller, a taxi driver and a traffic police officer whose lives unknowingly intersect every day on the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul. It "wowed the audience in last year's Locarno and London Turkish film festivals, and won Best Film awards at last year's Istanbul International and Golden Cocoon film festivals", according to Emrah Güler, writing in Turkish Daily News.
Celal ile Ceren is a 2013 Turkish romantic comedy film directed by Togan Gökbakar and starring Şahan Gökbakar and Ezgi Mola. The film was released nationwide on 18 January 2013.
Ergün Poyraz is a prolific Turkish author known for his controversial books about the ruling Justice and Development Party, the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, and people associated with them. He is best known for his 2007 book Children of Moses, which accused Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife of being secret Jews and of cooperating with Israeli intelligence to undermine Turkish secularism. He was arrested in 2007 and was a defendant in the Ergenekon trials; on 5 August 2013, he was sentenced to 29 years in prison.
Gökbakar is a Turkish surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Recep İvedik 4 is a 2014 Turkish comedy film directed by Togan Gökbakar. The title role is played by Şahan Gökbakar.
Alper Mestçi is a screenwriter, film director and author from Turkey.
Recep İvedik 5 is a 2017 Turkish comedy film directed by Togan Gökbakar and written by Şahan Gökbakar. It is the fifth film in the Recep İvedik film series. The film stars Şahan Gökbakar, Orkan Varan and Deniz Ceylan. It was released on 16 February 2017. Recep İvedik 5 was produced by Çamaşırhane Film and shot in Istanbul, Antalya and Skopje. It was watched by 7.4 million people in Turkey and grossed ₺85.9 million, becoming one of the country's most watched and highest-grossing films.
Recep İvedik 6 is a 2019 Turkish comedy film directed by Togan Gökbakar and written by Şahan Gökbakar, starring Şahan Gökbakar and Nurullah Çelebi. It is the sixth film in the Recep İvedik film series.
During the Racism-Turanism trials the prosecution accused the defendants of spreading racist and pan-Turkist ideologies and attempting a coup on the Turkish Government. The trials lasted between May 1944 and March 1947, and were triggered by nationalist demonstrations on 3 May 1944 in support of Nihal Atsız who was on trial against Sabahattin Ali for defamation. According to tried pan-Turkists as well as researchers like Edward Weisband and Uğur Mumcu, the trials were plotted to improve the relations between Turkey and the Soviet Union.