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About Halit Refiğ
Halit Refiğ (born March 5, 1934, İzmir - died October 11, 2009, İstanbul) was a Turkish film director, film producer, screenwriter and writer. He made around sixty films, including feature films, documentaries and TV serials. He is considered to be the pioneer of the National Cinema movement and the initiator of the production of TV serials in Turkey.Biography Halit Refiğ graduated from Şişli Terakki High School in 1951 and studied engineering at Robert College in Istanbul. Refiğ directed his first films in 8mm while he served as a military reserve officer in Korea, Japan and Ceylon. He wrote articles on cinema at newspapers in 1956 and published the Sinema Dergisi magazine together with Nijat Özön. He began his career as Atıf Yılmaz's assistant in 1957 together with Yılmaz Güney. He worked as scriptwriter for Atıf Yılmaz and Memduh Ün. His directorial debut was Forbidden Love (Yasak Aşk) (1961). In the 1970s, with the decline in Turkish cinema, he started to work extensively for TV. In 1974, he contributed as an instructor to the first cinema education programs initiated by the Istanbul State Fine Arts Academy (the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts of today) where he started to work as lecturer in 1975. In 1975, he directed the TV series Aşk-ı Memnu (Forbidden Love) which was aired on the Turkish Radio Television, TRT. This TV serial is considered to be the first miniseries on Turkish television stations. In 1978, he wrote a script for a documentary about the life of Mimar Sinan on commission from the Mimar Sinan University . The project was not completed but the script was published. In 1999, on commission from the then Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit, he began developing a feature film project titled Devlet Ana (Mother State), to be released on the 700th anniversary of the establishment of the Ottoman Empire. The project was going to be conducted in collaboration with the Mimar Sinan University (MSU). In 2001, Refiğ stated that he will not collaborate with MSU and thus the project was not realized.

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Turkey Directors Ranking

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Rank Name Total
6. Türker İnanoğlu 2239
7. Ertem Eğilmez 1258
8. Muhsin Ertuğrul 841
9. Aydın Bulut 800
10. Halit Refiğ 562
11. Fatih Akin 451
12. Ferzan Özpetek 165
13. Atıf Yılmaz 155
14. Mustafa Altıoklar 131

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91. V. V. Vinayak 611
92. Priyadarshan 595
93. Schneider Trnavský 568
94. Gautam Menon 564
95. Halit Refiğ 562
96. Werner Herzog 553
97. Said El Marouk 546
98. Alejandro Jodorowsk 513
99. Jan Svěrák 510

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