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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...

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...

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...

PROFILE – 11 years since passing of pop legend Michael Jackson

ANKARA Pop sensation and global icon Michael Jackson is being remembered on Thursday, 11 years after his death, for his significant contribution to culture in the 20th century. Also known for...

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...

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...

Turkey to host 20th International Piano Festival

ANTALYA, Turkey Turkey will host the 20th International Piano Festival in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya on Saturday. Antalya will host national and international artists on Nov. 16-30, the metropolitan...

Turkey's Oscars begins in Mediterranean city of Antalya

ANTALYA Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival will begin on Saturday in open-air theaters with strict coronavirus measures in place. The festival, also known as Turkey's Oscars, will be organized by the...

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...

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ABUJA, Nigeria The death toll has risen to at least 110 in a recent attack by Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria, a UN official...

Pakistan's 'loneliest' elephant airlifted to Cambodia

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Israelis visit Sudan's defense industry facilities

KHARTOUM, Sudan A delegation from Israel visited Sudan’s capital Khartoum and held talks on military matters, the spokesperson for the transitional government said Sunday. Speaking to...

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases top 787,000

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WorldBiden to require walking boot after spraining foot

WASHINGTON US President-elect Joe Biden sprained his foot while playing with one of his dogs and will likely be in a walking boot "for several...