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Samos Young Artists Festival: The classical music festival returns to Pythagorion of Samos

This summer, for the 11th time, young Greek and foreign up-and-coming musicians and renowned artists will meet to exchange experiences and thoughts on music and share the stage of the ancient Pythagorion Theater in Samos. The Samos Young Artists Festival has been taking place since 2010 at this location of natural beauty and history, overlooking the sea and the coasts of neighboring Turkey.

Foreign artists in Turkey hold concert on World Refugee Day

Foreign artists living in Turkey came together in Istanbul to hold a concert to mark World Refugee Day on June 20.

The concert organized by the International Refugee Rights Association was at the Cemil Candaş Şişli Municipality City Cultural Center.

Murat Polat, the concert's music and art director, said the show was broadcast live on the Refugee TV YouTube channel.

Turkish cinema audience shrinks due to pandemic

Turkish movie theaters lost more than half of their audience in 2020 because of the closure of venues as a result of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The loss in audience numbers in 2020, a year that people had to stay at home, stood at 69.5 percent, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).

Turkish journalist receives Spanish Order of Merit

Journalist, academic and columnist Professor L. Doğan Tılıç has been honored by Spanish authorities with a Civil Order of Merit for his successful career as a member of the press.

Tılıç received the Civil Order of Merit on June 15 from Spain's ambassador to Turkey, Javier Hergueta Garnica, at the embassy in Ankara.

Fado artists record concert with CSO

The Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will host Sara Correia, one of the best-known names in Fado music, and Ana Lains, known as the "painter of music," at the "Mediterranean Breeze" concert.

Awarded composer Selçuk Tekay dies at age 68

Selçuk Tekay, one of the prominent composers of Turkish classical music, has died at the age of 68 due to a heart attack.

The news of Tekay's death was announced by the famous artist Emel Sayın.

"I can't find the words to say, I'm so, so sorry. May your place be heaven, Selçuk Tekay. My condolences and patience to his family and all his loved ones," Sayın wrote on Twitter.

Turkey’s historical peninsula to host digital art exhibition

Istanbul's Binbirdirek Cistern will host a three-day digital art exhibition, titled 'Dalınç,' starting today.

Organized by Mezo Digital and curated by Seyhan Musaoğlu, the joint exhibition is the first leg of the Istanbul Digital Art Festival (IDAF).

Prominent Turkish cartoonist Kaan Ertem dies at age 53

Renowned Turkish cartoonist and scriptwriter Kaan Ertem died on June 8 at the age of 53 at his home in Istanbul.

"We lost our friend and beloved Kaan Ertem. Our condolences to his family, fans, readers and the world of humor," said a statement by LeMan, a Turkish satire magazine where the cartoonist worked for many years.

Taner Ceylan presents ‘Landscape’ exhibition

As an artist, Taner Ceylan is renewing himself. That's why he loves working with different artists, and that's why he has brought to light a new way of depicting his interest in art history.

Konya’s Rampalı Bazaar meeting point for music, book lovers

Located in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, the Rampalı Bazaar is famous for its second-hand booksellers and music stores as well as draws the attention of visitors with its vintage ambiance and extraordinary architecture.

The bazaar, which lies close to the city center, brings book lovers, students, academics, musicians and music lovers together under the same roof.

Flying Broom Film Fest presents honorary awards

The 24th Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival awarded the recipients of its honorary awards on June 4.

Actress Nur Sürer and actress-singer Zuhal Olcay received the honorary awards on June 4 at a ceremony held at the CerModern Arts Center in Ankara.

Films from 33 countries will be screened online for film enthusiasts until June 11 as part of the event.

Famous music producer Hasan Saltık laid to rest

The funeral of producer and founder of Kalan Music, Hasan Saltık, who died of a heart attack at the age of 57 on June 2 in the Bodrum district of Muğla, was laid to rest on June 4 in Istanbul's Küçükyalı Cemetery.

Kaplanoğlu’s film to represent Turkey at Cannes

Director Semih Kaplanoğlu's film "Bağlılık Hasan" (Commitment Hasan) will represent Turkey at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

In a statement, Kaplanoğlu said that the film industry around the world has been interrupted for a while due to the pandemic measures.

Robot actor Aypera welcomes guests at Contemporary Istanbul

Turkey's first robot actor Aypera took the stage at the Contemporary Istanbul art fair, telling the visitors her story.

"Hi! I am Aypera. I am a digital human," she says in video footage being played at the exhibit's Plugin section that focuses on new media and digital arts. "I wonder about the world and humankind. I do not have a body like you."