Category Archives: Open Door

Open Door documentary series, directed by Mehmet M. POLAT, brings to light the stories of those who took refuge in Anatolia; the land of the Ottomans and the Turkish Republic. The documentary shows that since the creation of the Ottoman Empire these lands have never closed it’s doors to the people looking for refuge.

Episode 8: The Syrians

TATV presents world premiere of “Open Door” documentary! Episode 8: “The Syrians” Only on cable TV http://turkishamericantv.org/open-door-program Turkey hosts close to 2.5 million Syrians who have escaped the civil war. The documentary was filmed near the Syrian Turkish border and … Continue reading

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Episode 7: The Polish People

TATV presents world premiere of “Open Door” documentary! Episode 7: “The Polish People” Only on cable TV http://turkishamericantv.org/open-door-program This episode tells the story of how the Poles were wiped out from the maps by Russia, Prussia and rebelled three times … Continue reading

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Episode 6: The Afghans

TATV presents world premiere of “Open Door” documentary! Episode 6: “The Afghans” Only on cable TV http://turkishamericantv.org/open-door-program Mass numbers the Afghan people migrated to neighboring countries, after the Soviet invasion. By 1982 some 2.8 million Afghans had sought asylum in … Continue reading

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Episode 5: The Hungarians

TATV presents world premiere of “Open Door” documentary! Episode 5: “The Hungarians” Only on cable TV http://turkishamericantv.org/open-door-program Hungary’s past has crossed Anatolia numerous times. Hungarian leaders rebelling against the Hapsburg dynasty sought refuge in the Ottoman Empire; many leaders found … Continue reading

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Episode 4: Iraqi Kurds

TATV presents world premiere of “Open Door” documentary! Episode 4: “Iraqi Kurds” Only on cable TV http://turkishamericantv.org/open-door-program Created after the Ottoman Empire fell, Iraq’s Kurds met with repression and persecution. First by British-backed King Faisal and then by Saddam Husseyin … Continue reading

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Episode 3: “White Russians”

TATV presents world premiere of “Open Door” documentary! Episode 3: “White Russians” Only on cable TV http://turkishamericantv.org/open-door-program This documentary tells the story of the Russians escaping to Turkey during the civil war post the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. When the White … Continue reading

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Open Door documentary on Channel 10

Open Door documentary is airing on Channel 10 by Fairfax Public Access (FPA) tonight at 8:30pm. Episode 1: “Escape from Nazis” Austrian and German scientists escaped from the Nazi regime in the 1930’s and found refuge in the newly created Turkish … Continue reading

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Episode 2: “The Jews”

TATV presents world premiere of “Open Door” documentary! Episode 2: “The Jews” Only on cable TV http://turkishamericantv.org/open-door-program Exiled from Spain in 1492, Jews took refuge in the Ottoman Empire. The documentary tells the story of the Sephardi and Ashkenazim Jews … Continue reading

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Episode 1: “Escape from Nazis”

TATV presents world premiere of “Open Door” documentary! Watch Episode 1: “Escape from Nazis” Only on cable TV http://turkishamericantv.org/open-door-program Austrian and German scientists escaped from the Nazi regime in the 1930’s and found refuge in the newly created Turkish Republic … Continue reading

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Open Door Program

Open Door Documentary is aired weekly and only available through cable TV channels listed below: AIM – Arlington Independent Media Channel 69 Comcast of Arlington County Channel 38 Verizon FiOS TV of Arlington County Beginning November 22, 2017 Wednesdays at 8:00 PM … Continue reading

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