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Turkish chef wins ‘Oscar’ for cookbook

ISTANBUL Turkish Chef Yunus Emre Akkor has won an award at one of the world's most prestigious cookbook competitions known as the ‘Oscar awards’ for gastronomic literature. Every year, the Gourmand...

Ethiopia: Films breathe optimism into political malaise

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia A mother of nine was on her deathbed after a careless surgeon who operated on her left surgical scissors in her belly. The woman was also deeply pained...

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...

Turkish TV series’ producer wishes to collaborate with Pakistanis

Resurrection: Ertugrul's producer stresses collaboration to bring together actors, producers ISTANBUL   After breaking the world record for the most new subscribers on YouTube, the Turkish drama Resurrection: Ertugrul has become a...

Turkish ballet dancer to train young dancers in France

ANKARA  A Turkish ballet dancer is gearing up to train young dancers in France next week. Bahri Gurcan, who was the head dancer at the Ankara State Opera and Ballet, was...

Turkey: Int'l Migration Film Festival kicks off tonight

ISTANBUL Turkey's International Migration Film Festival is set to begin in the southeastern Gaziantep province Sunday night. The opening ceremony of the festival will be held in a real-time 3D virtual...

Anadolu Agency becomes minorities’ voice in N Macedonia

SKOPJE, North Macedonia  A documentary film about minorities living in North Macedonia was screened Friday in the capital of Skopje. "Cultural Integration of Minority Groups" was prepared by Skopje-based Roman Culture...

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...

Turkey: Legendary actress Yildiz Kenter dead at 91

ANKARA Yildiz Kenter, a veteran actress of Turkish cinema and theatre, passed away in Istanbul on Sunday. She was 91 years old. Kenter had been undergoing intensive care at Istanbul's American...

Turkish TV series connect viewers globally

ISTANBUL The Last Emperor (Payitaht: Abdulhamid) -- a Turkish TV series about the life of Abdul Hamid II, the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire -- has drawn a broad...

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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,...