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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...

Late rock star’s guitar sells for record $6M at auction

ANKARA  The guitar used by grunge rock band Nirvana's star performer Kurt Cobain in a 1993 MTV Unplugged performance was sold Sunday for a record price. Australian businessman Peter Freedman paid...

Haluk Bilginer: Turkey's first Emmy Award-winning actor

ANKARA Turkey on Monday celebrated renowned actor Haluk Bilginer after he won the Best Actor award at the International Emmy Awards in New York for his performance in the TV...

Russian canaries to perform classical works in Turkey

ANKARA Specially trained Russian canaries will accompany musicians taking the stage in a Turkey classical music concert to perform the works of Haydn, Beethoven, Gade, Piazzolla. Turkey’s capital Ankara will host...

Golden Globe: 1917 gets best drama honors

ANKARA World War I drama 1917 took home the best drama crown from the 77th Golden Globe Awards late Sunday night, and its director Sam Mendes won best director. At a...

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...

Turkish troupe set for drive-in performance in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  As Turkey moves toward normalcy after the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s entertainment industry is slowly starting to organize events in line with hygiene and safety rules. One upcoming event will...

Turkey: International Migration Film Festival continues

ISTANBUL Turkey's International Migration Film Festival continues. Director Amir Hossein Hemmati, who is taking part in the festival’s UNICEF International Short Film Competition, was the guest of a "Question and Answer"...

Chinese actor Zhu Yawen named tourism envoy for Turkey

BEIJING Chinese actor Zhu Yawen was announced as Turkey’s tourism envoy in Beijing on Friday. The move will enhance Turkey's representation in China, said Turkey's Ambassador to Beijing Abdulkadir Emin Onen. He...

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,”...

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Turkey, TRNC do not condone theft of rights in E. Med.

NICOSIA, Cyprus  The prime minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said Friday that Turkey and his country will not condone the usurpation...

Former Greek FM criticize maritime deal with Egypt

ATHENS Former Greek foreign minister criticized on Friday a maritime deal between Greece and Egypt.   Greece made concessions on all issues under negotiation, Nikos Kotzias said...

300K Lebanese refuse to leave damaged homes after blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon The Lebanese capital is still in mourning Friday after a massive blast hit the Port of Beirut earlier this week and left damages...

Hungarian PM: Illegal migrants pose biological risks

BELGRADE, Serbia The arrival of illegal migrants in Hungary during the coronavirus pandemic is kind of a biological threat, that country’s prime minister said Friday. All...

EU reimpose travel restriction for Moroccan nationals

BRUSSELS  EU countries decided Friday to remove Morocco from its free travel list granting entry to non-EU nationals to the bloc's territory.  The decision came a...