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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...

Singer Billie Eilish sweeps top awards at Grammys

ANKARA American singer Billie Eilish grabbed Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album awards for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? at the 62nd Grammy...

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...

Turkish director awarded honorary title in Italy

ROME  Italy’s Salento University honored famed Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek on Thursday. He was awarded the title “Ambassador of Salento” for his fundamental role in promoting Salento in southeast Italy and...

Grammys: Beyonce becomes most decorated in history

ANKARA Beyonce has become Sunday the most Grammy-winning female artist in history with more awards than any male or female performer. After grabbing her 28th trophy with Best R&B Performance for...

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...

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...

Red Army Choir performs Ottoman war song amid pandemic

ANKARA Russia's Red Army Choir shot a video at home playing notes from the Ottoman military band Mehter in support of Turkey's fight with the novel coronavirus. The video was directed...

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...

Turkish film director to receive Italian Order of Merit

ROME An acclaimed Turkish film director is slated to receive the Italian Order of Merit, the country’s highest honor, sources told Anadolu Agency on Monday. Ferzan Ozpetek, born in Istanbul but...

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Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

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Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

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