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Turkish co-production gets nod for British film award

ISTANBUL A Turkish film co-production about the 1995 Srebrenica genocide has gotten two nominations in Britain’s BAFTA awards, the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) announced Thursday. Jasmila Zbanic was nominated...

Turkish film festival to honor 7 Muslim scientists

BURSA, Turkey An upcoming Turkish film festival will honor the lives of seven Muslim scientists who were pioneers in the field of medicine. They include Ibn Sina, the father of modern...

Turkish serials rate high in popularity in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh Like in other parts of the world, the Turkish mega-series Dirilis Ertugrul is taking Bangladesh by storm, with hundreds of people even in remote areas getting hooked to...

Turkey's Oscars begins in Mediterranean city of Antalya

ANTALYA Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival will begin on Saturday in open-air theaters with strict coronavirus measures in place. The festival, also known as Turkey's Oscars, will be organized by the...

Abai Kunanbayev: Kazakhstan's renowned poet, thinker

ANKARA The Central Asian country of Kazakhstan this year celebrates the 175th birth anniversary of renowned poet and thinker Abai Kunanbayev. A prominent figure in Kazakh literature, Abai is well-known in...

International Istanbul Opera Festival ends with Mozart

ISTANBUL  The world-famous International Istanbul Opera Festival has ended with Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. During the eight-day festival ending Sunday night and held for the 11th time, art-lovers had...

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies at age 43

ANKARA  Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the role of iconic Black Panther in the American media franchise Marvel Cinematic Universe, has died of cancer on early Saturday at the age...

Bollywood star Aamir Khan meets fans in Turkey

ADANA, Turkey Aamir Khan, the world-renowned movie star from India, gathered with his fans in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday. Khan stopped shooting his movie Laal Singh Chaddha, an adaption of the...

Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies

'The Maestro' received honorary Oscar in 2007, collected 11 David di Donatello Awards, Italy’s highest film honors ANKARA  Ennio Morricone, the prolific Italian composer for the movies, died at 91 on...

PROFILE – 11 years since passing of pop legend Michael Jackson

ANKARA Pop sensation and global icon Michael Jackson is being remembered on Thursday, 11 years after his death, for his significant contribution to culture in the 20th century. Also known for...

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Turkey says talks with Egypt to continue for normalization

ANKARA Following two-day exploratory talks between Turkey and Egypt, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday there was "a positive atmosphere" in Cairo. "Discussions will continue...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 1, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. ...

Turkey: Top defense officials visit anti-terror op zone

ANKARA - Turkey's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, along with high-level military officials, paid a visit on Saturday to Sirnak province to monitor anti-terror...

Turkey marks Labor Day in shadow of pandemic

ANKARA Turkey’s president and top officials on Saturday marked Labor and Solidarity Day. “I congratulate my fellow workers, who make our country grow while breaking a...

Turkic body urges de-escalation of Kyrgyz-Tajik tension

ANKARA The Turkic Council on Friday encouraged Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to take joint measures to stabilize tensions that erupted along the border.  “The Turkic Council...