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Nippon TV's scripted format "Mother"'s Turkish version wins Tokyo Drama Award "Special Award"!


MFYAPIM series "Mother" won the Special Award at the Tokyo Drama Award held on October 26th, 2017. MF Yapim CEO Faruk Bayhan and MEDYAPIM CEO Fatih Aksoy were present to accept the award in Tokyo. "Mother is a remarkable TV series with its successful production and its power to create awareness sociologically. It has been very popular in Japan in the past years and it was the first time a Japanese drama was offered as a format in our country. The drama became a mega hit instantaneously when it aired in Turkey. We are very happy with the success, and also to receive this special award. We aim to have this drama aired in over 80 countries" stated Mr. Aksoy of MFYAPIM.

Founded in 2008, Tokyo Drama Awards recognizes excellent dramas that Japan is excited to bring overseas. In order to achieve further global exposure of the nominated dramas, the award's judging criteria places emphasis on "marketability" and "merchantability" rather than "artistry" or "show quality". This "Special Award" is presented to excellent dramas produced outside Japan for better cultural understanding and business partnerships. 

"It is the first time that a Japanese format receives this award, and we cannot be more honored that our drama's gripping story captured the hearts of viewers in Turkey and lead to this award. The Turkish version is going to be aired in many international countries and we look forward that drama lovers around the world will enjoy this everlasting drama." Commented Mr. Atsushi Hatayama, President of International Business Development at Nippon TV.

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