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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...

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...

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...

Turkey to stage classic Czardas Princess

ANKARA The Turkish State Opera and Ballet will perform the classic Czardas Princess next week. The operetta by Hungarian composer Emmerich Kalman will be held in the Mediterranean resort city of...

India: Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor dies at 67

NEW DELHI  Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor died of cancer on Thursday at the age of 67, his family confirmed.  Kapoor made his debut as a child actor in Mera Naam...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 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.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...