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African music icon Mory Kante dies at 70

ANKARA  Mory Kante, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yeke Yeke, has died in the Guinean capital Conakry at the age of 70, local media...

Turkey: International Migration Film Festival continues

ISTANBUL Turkey's International Migration Film Festival continues. Director Amir Hossein Hemmati, who is taking part in the festival’s UNICEF International Short Film Competition, was the guest of a "Question and Answer"...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

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...