This is the movie that did irreparable damage to Turkey's image, not to mention billions in tourism income, still playing on cable.
Here is the interview with Billy Hayes, in Cannes.
While in Cannes for the movie awards, a Turkish reporter overhears a man speaking Turkish with an accent, and when he asks this man how he knows Turkish, the response is that the man has spent some time there, in the 70's and that his name is Billy Hayes.
The rest is very interesting.
I would request that everyone who has seen the movie, watch these two youtube links.
Do not worry, after the brief introductions, the rest of the conversation is in English.
Wistah, I am especially asking that you watch these 2 parts of the same interview.