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Turkey to host 20th International Piano Festival

ANTALYA, Turkey Turkey will host the 20th International Piano Festival in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya on Saturday. Antalya will host national and international artists on Nov. 16-30, the metropolitan...

Bryan Adams apologizes for 'racist' coronavirus remarks

ISTANBUL Canadian rock star Bryan Adams has apologized for an online rant over coronavirus condemned by many as "racist." “Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday,”...

Turkish film director receives Italian Order of Merit

ROME An acclaimed Turkish film director Ferzan Ozpetek received Italian Order of Merit, country’s highest honor, in Rome on Monday. Ferzan Ozpetek, born in Istanbul but a longtime resident of Italy,...

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...

Haluk Bilginer: Turkey's first Emmy Award-winning actor

ANKARA Turkey on Monday celebrated renowned actor Haluk Bilginer after he won the Best Actor award at the International Emmy Awards in New York for his performance in the TV...

Flying Broom Film Fest closes online amid outbreak

ANKARA The 23rd Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival came to a close Thursday with a videoconference ceremony as the world continued to grapple with the novel coronavirus.  A total of...

Turkish artists leave their mark on Italian opera

ROME Turkish soprano Simge Buyukedes and mezzo-soprano Asude Karayavuz won acclaim Sunday for their performances in the Aida and Norma operas at the Teatro Comunale Alighieri in Ravenna, Italy. The famous...

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...

Ace actor Haldun Dormen praises Turkish theater's rise

SAMSUN, Turkey Famous Turkish actor Haldun Dormen on Sunday praised the rise of Turkish theater. The 91-year-old actor and filmmaker said: "Turkish theater is experiencing the most brilliant period of recent...

Turkish actors to perform ‘Spoonface’ at UN in Geneva

ANKARA  The UN building in Geneva is opening its doors to 'Spoonface,' an award-winning play that depicts the value of life through the eyes of an autistic child diagnosed with...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...