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Turkey Re-Arrests Activist Kavala After Shock Acquittal

After his unexpected acquittal, the Istanbul chief prosecutor has ordered civil society leader Osman Kavala back into detention on charges related to his alleged involvement in a failed coup attempt in 2016.

Kavala and the eight other defendants in the so-called "Gezi Park" trial were acquitted on Tuesday in a surprise verdict.

Mevlana Rumi museum drew 3.4 mln visitors in 2019

A museum in central Turkey dedicated to the 13th-century Muslim mystic poet Mevlana Jalaluddin al-Rumi hosted a record of nearly 3.5 million visitors in 2019.

The Mevlana Museum, located in Konya, drew a total of 3,464,000 local and foreign tourists last year, becoming the country's number two museum destination after the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul.

Antonio Gades Group in Istanbul with ‘Carmen’

The Spanish Antonio Gades Group will be on the Istanbul stage with the show "Carmen."

Antonio Gades became a legend all over the world with his works extending from the dance adaptation of Prosper Merimee's "Carmen" to the famous "Bloody Wedding" by Federico García Lorca. He keeps his legacy with a foundation he founded shortly before he died in 2004.

Turkish Court Acquits Civil Society Nine Over Gezi Park Protests

Turkish philanthropist and civil society leader Osman Kavala and eight co-defendants were acquitted by an Istanbul court on Tuesday on charges of trying to overthrow the government during a wave of protests in 2013 in defence of a park that city authorities planned to build on.

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