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African music icon Mory Kante dies at 70

ANKARA  Mory Kante, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yeke Yeke, has died in the Guinean capital Conakry at the age of 70, local media...

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...

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...

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,”...

Thousands tune in to watch online jazz festival

ANKARA Over 60,000 people from various countries watched the Ankara Jazz Festival, dubbed as the world’s first online festival, according to organizers on Monday. In a statement, the Ankara-based Jazz Society...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Turkey ready for talks with Greece: Ruling party

ANKARA Turkey is ready for talks with Greece amid ongoing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday. “There is no problem for...

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

PARIS France reported 10,008 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, reaching 468,069 in total. It registered 78 new fatalities taking the death toll to 31,416. In...

Egypt supports political settlement in Libya: Sisi

ANKARA Egypt's interest in upholding international peace and security includes protecting people from the scourge of armed conflict through launching comprehensive political processes based on...

Turkish Cyprus hails Turkey-EU talks on Eastern Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cyprus on Tuesday praised talks between Turkey and the European Union on recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – September 23, 2020

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...