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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 artists leave their mark on Italian opera

ROME Turkish soprano Simge Buyukedes and mezzo-soprano Asude Karayavuz won acclaim Sunday for their performances in the Aida and Norma operas at the Teatro Comunale Alighieri in Ravenna, Italy. The famous...

Turkish film director receives Italian Order of Merit

ROME An acclaimed Turkish film director Ferzan Ozpetek received Italian Order of Merit, country’s highest honor, in Rome on Monday. Ferzan Ozpetek, born in Istanbul but a longtime resident of Italy,...

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...

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...

Anadolu Agency becomes minorities’ voice in N Macedonia

SKOPJE, North Macedonia  A documentary film about minorities living in North Macedonia was screened Friday in the capital of Skopje. "Cultural Integration of Minority Groups" was prepared by Skopje-based Roman Culture...

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...

'Cinema can also be defined as craftsmanship': Director

ISTANBUL  We can define cinema as both art and entertainment, but I add craftsmanship to the definition, a renowned Korean director said at the 7th Bosphorus Film Festival in Turkey's...

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'EU sanctions on Turkey would make no sense at all'

ISTANBUL The EU imposing sanctions on Turkey would be profoundly irrational, Turkey’s communications director said on Saturday.  “We have no such expectation” of sanctions being imposed,...

Lebanon: Hariri regrets failure of Macron’s initiative

BEIRUT, Lebanon Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has regretted the failure of French President Emmanuel Macron's initiative for forming a new government in Lebanon.  “Those...

Hamas chief hails Abbas’ speech to UN

GAZA CITY, Palestine Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday hailed President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the UN General Assembly, according to the official Wafa news...

Eurasian countries register new virus cases, deaths

KIEV More coronavirus cases and fatalities were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Saturday. Ukraine The death toll in Ukraine reached 3,903 with 76...

6 civilians dead in Afghanistan landmine blast

KABUL, Afghanistan At least six people were killed in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, an official confirmed on Saturday. A tractor trolley carrying...