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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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'Turkey will forever stand by Palestinians in their fight for freedom'

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister on Saturday voiced solidarity with Palestinian people as they observed the 73nd anniversary of Nakba, or The Catastrophe. On Twitter, Mevlut...