Tunç Başaran

Turkish screenwriter and film director

Tunç Başaran (October 1, 1938 – December 18, 2019) was a Turkish screenwriter, movie director, movie producer and actor. He was born in Istanbul. In 1964 he directed his first feature Survival. By 1962, he had directed about 40 movies. He directed Ayşecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde, Don't Let Them Shoot the Kite and Piano Piano Kid.

Tunç Başaran at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Istanbul International Film Festival

Başaran died on December 18, 2019 in Istanbul of soft-tissue sarcoma at the age of 81.[1]


  1. "Yönetmen Tunç Başaran'dan Acı Haber". Haberturk.com news site, 18.12.2029. 18 December 2019. Retrieved 2019-12-18.

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