Turkish actors and actresses on Friday marked the World Theater Day by releasing videos on social media and encouraging people to stay at home as the novel coronavirus continues spreading across the globe.

Veteran Turkish actress Colpan Ilhan and her son Kerem Alisik, who is also an actor and general art director of Sadri Alisik Theater in Istanbul, marked the World Theater day in a statement.

The meaning of love and theater are the same, they said: “Because theaters do not only open their stage curtains, they also open the curtains of our hearts.”

“The Alisik Theater could not

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