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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...

3D images of Noah's Ark to be shown in documentary

ISTANBUL The ship-shaped formation discovered half a century ago in eastern Turkey has opened new horizons about Noah’s Ark with its three-dimensional images. Discovered in 1959 in the Dogubayazit district of...

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...

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...

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 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: 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...

International Migration Film Festival kicks off

ISTANBUL  Turkey's International Migration Film Festival kicked off Sunday night. The opening ceremony began with speeches by Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy. Soylu said...

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...

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...

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Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...

Zimbabwe’s albinos entangled in AIDS woes

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