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Number of movie halls, audiences falling in Turkey

The number of movie halls has decreased by 11.1 percent, while the number of cinema audiences decreasing by 27.9 percent in 2021 compared to 2020, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) has said.

According to the country's official data institute, the number of cinema halls dropped from some 2,698 to some 2,398 in a year across Turkey.

Pamuk’s urban renewal decision stirs debate

Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk has attempted to demolish the house he is living in within the scope of an urban transformation project, but the angered neighbors have accused him of having a "hidden agenda" to build a museum instead.

TikTok becomes entertainment partner of İKSV

TikTok has become the entertainment partner of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Fazıl Say raises awareness about pollution in concert

Turkey's internationally acclaimed pianist Fazıl Say gave a free concert on the banks of Munzur River in the eastern province of Tunceli, formerly known as Dersim, to raise awareness about Munzur River and environmental pollution.

Thousands of people from various parts of Turkey viewed the concert, accompanied by mezzo-soprano Serenad Bağcan.

Demirören Media High School to accept students after June 5

Demirören Media High School, a vocational school that will train young journalists who will be well-equipped with skills to work in the media sector, will start accepting its first students after the high school qualification exam on June 5.

Maguy Marin to perform in Turkey for first time

Maguy Marin, a prominent figure in contemporary dance who art lovers have been waiting for years to see, is coming to Turkey for the first time.

Marin, one of the pioneers of a new wave of dance in France, will be on stage tonight at Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall with his stage choreography and a masterpiece called May B.

SALT’s Thursday Cinema to kick off in June

A new program of SALT's Thursday Cinema titled "What is normal, anyway?" will kick off on June 2 with a selection of documentary and fiction films from Kazakhstan to Singapore and Japan to Germany and Italy, exploring the notion of normality in a post-pandemic world.

Centenary cinema hall in France run by Turk closed

A cinema hall opened in France's western city of Strasbourg in 1913 and run by a Turk for the last three decades has been closed due to a change in the management tender.

Odyssee Cinema Hall, one of France's oldest halls, was hosting Turkish cinema festivals for the last 25 years.

Rhythm of art to beat at Atatürk Culture Center

The Türk Telekom Opera Hall in Istanbul's Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) will host the leading names in the world of art during the Beyoğlu Cultural Road Festival, organized by the Culture and Tourism Ministry from May 28 to June 12 this year.

Music soothes violent feelings, says veteran conductor 

Veteran musician and conductor Professor Rengim Gökmen says that music is an art that soothes harsh and violent feelings of human beings and penetrates into their souls. 

Slovenian journalist arrested in Iraq, report says

Ljubljana – Matej Kavčič, a reporter for the small independent radio station Radio Student, was arrested in Iraq on Sunday, most likely in Baghdad, the newspaper Večer reports on its website. According to the available information, he was arrested by the army, which disputes his status of reporter.

Veteran journalist who ‘knew everything’ dies

Veteran Turkish journalist Tufan Türenç, who was called "the man who knows everything" by his colleagues in the daily Hürriyet, where he worked for over three decades, has died at the age of 77 in the capital Ankara on April 23.

He was being treated in a hospital for some time for a heart condition.