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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...

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...

Film on British whistleblower’s life to hit Turkish theaters

ISTANBUL A former British government translator who blew the whistle on efforts to sell the Iraq war says a movie adapted from her life would help pave the way for...

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...

South Korean rock band Jambinai performs in Turkey

ANKARA A South Korean band came to Turkey as part of a cultural exchange project and met avant-rock lovers. Performing at a top university in the capital Ankara on Monday, band...

Namik Kemal: Turkey’s poet of homeland and freedom

ISTANBUL / TEKIRDAG, Turkey  Renowned Turkish poet and intellectual Namik Kemal was remembered Monday on the 131st anniversary of his death. Namik Kemal, who was also an author, journalist, playwright and...

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...

Ace actor Haldun Dormen praises Turkish theater's rise

SAMSUN, Turkey Famous Turkish actor Haldun Dormen on Sunday praised the rise of Turkish theater. The 91-year-old actor and filmmaker said: "Turkish theater is experiencing the most brilliant period of recent...

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...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...