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Famous movies filmed in Turkey

With no alternative to the historical and natural beauties of Istanbul and Cappadocia, it also attracts the attention of the film industry in recent years. How can it not?

That is why some of those big blockbusters and Oscar-winning movies were taken in Turkey. Here are a few movies you might or might not have known that was shot in Turkey:

Sniper: Ghost Shooter | 2016

A pair of elite snipers are tasked with protecting a gas pipeline in the Middle East from terrorists. But when they are targeted by an unknown shooter who knows their exact location, they soon begin to suspect a security breach—Thriller, starring Billy Zane and Chad Michael Collins.

Inferno | 2016

When Robert Langdon woke up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he works together with Dr Sienna Brooks, and together they race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot—Action, Adventure, Crime starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones and Irrfan Khan.

The Water Diviner | 2014

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons—Drama, History, War starring Russel Crowe, Olga Kurylenko and Jai Courtney.

The Two Faces of January | 2014

A thriller centred on a hustler, his wife, and a stranger who flees Athens after one of them got caught up in the death of a private detective—Romance starring Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Dunst and Oscar Isaac.

Argo | 2012

Acting undercover as a Hollywood producer looking for a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent hurls himself in a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979—Biography starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman.

Skyfall | 2012

James Bond's loyalty to agent M is tested when her past returns to haunt her. When MI6 is under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost—Action starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris.

Taken 2 | 2012

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter—Action starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy | 2011

In the bleak days of the Cold War, secret service veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6—Drama, Mystery and Thriller starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance | 2011

Johnny Blaze, cursed for being the Ghost Rider, gets a chance of redemption through protecting the Devil's son, whose father is pursuing him—Action, Fantasy starring Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba and Ciaran Hinds.

Hitman | 2007

An assassin known only as Agent 47 is hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him as a target by both Interpol and the Russian military across Russia and Eastern Europe—Action starring Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott and Olga Kurylenko.