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Turkey to stage Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly

ANTALYA, Turkey  The Turkish Opera and Ballet will stage Puccini’s classic Madama Butterfly next week in Antalya, on the Turkish Mediterranean. The opera standard will be performed at Hasim Iscan Culture...

Documentary on Turkish coffee to be screened in 6 US cities

KARABUK, Turkey The Turkish coffee will be promoted in the US through a documentary filmed by a Turkish foundation in seven cities of the country where the strong drink is...

Istanbul Jazz Festival postponed due to COVID-19

ISTANBUL The 27th Istanbul Jazz Festival was postponed because of the novel coronavirus, organizers announced Friday. The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) said the festival scheduled for June 27...

'Cinema can also be defined as craftsmanship': Director

ISTANBUL  We can define cinema as both art and entertainment, but I add craftsmanship to the definition, a renowned Korean director said at the 7th Bosphorus Film Festival in Turkey's...

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...

Turkish TV dramas allure Iranian viewers

TEHRAN Turkish television dramas, reflecting country’s culture are hugely charming viewers in Iran. Packed with melodrama, comedy, romance and thrills, Turkish TV series broadcast through satellite channels are playing a pivotal...

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds to perform in Istanbul this summer

ISTANBUL Musical titan Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will perform in Istanbul in August as part of events Turkiye’s major culture institution IKSV holds to mark its 50th...

Turkish series showcases life with values: Pakistan PM

ANKARA The Turkish television series Resurrection: Ertugrul is an “interesting” drama which shows Islamic culture, said Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. “It is part of history in which values of Islamic...

Turkish director takes Honor Palm of Valencia Film Fest

MADRID Turkish Director Ferzan Ozpetek will be awarded the Honor Palm at the 34th Valencia Film Festival for Mediterranean Cinema. Director of Festival Eduardo Guillot, honored Ozpetek, saying his movies have...

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...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...