Michael Önder was born in 1977 in Plymouth, UK. He grew up in Istanbul. He has BA in Philosophy from Boğaziçi University, Turkey and an MA in Film and TV Studies from the University of Warwick, England. He worked for ten years in London in the film industry and then moved to Istanbul. He has directed numerous music videos, short films and commercials in London and Istanbul. Taksim Hold’em is his first feature length project.
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Citizens of Turkuaz Republic are globetrotters, praised for their ability to adjust to new circumstance, which they owe to their nomadic Turkic past.
With the internet age, many post their experience on Youtube, and we take great joy in enlisting them to help them connect, share and inspire!
Please visit our Community Pages and send us your video on your experience in the International Turkish Community. We look forward to publishing your experience!