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Bollywood star Aamir Khan meets fans in Turkey

Aamir Khan, the world-renowned movie star from India, gathered with his fans in southeastern Turkey on Aug. 12.

Khan stopped shooting his movie Laal Singh Chaddha, an adaption of the 1994 classic Forrest Gump due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in India, and started looking for alternative locations in Turkey to shoot his movie.

More people go to theaters, as number of cinemagoers drop

The number of people going to theaters increased, while the number of cinemagoers took a nosedive when compared to the previous year in Turkey, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) showing statistics for 2019 released yesterday showed.

The number of moviegoers in the country decreased by 12.8 percent compared to 2018, a drop to around 56.5 million during the year. 

Int'l Migration Film Festival kicks off

Turkey's International Migration Film Festival is set to begin in the southeastern Gaziantep province June 14 night.

The opening ceremony of the festival will be held in a real-time 3D virtual studio with images of the historic Mecidiye Han cultural center.

The festival will be online-only due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Countdown for Int'l Migration Film Festival

Turkey's International Migration Film Festival will start on June 14. 

The opening and closing ceremonies of the festival will be held in a real-time 3D virtual studio which offers the closest image to a photo reality.

So for the first time in the world, an international event will meet the audience with "augmented reality."

Turkish film wins big at French festival

The film "Omar ve Biz" (Omar and Us), directed by Matyna Er Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadır Er, has won awards at an international festival.

The 2019 film, shot in collaboration with TRT with the support of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, won three big awards at the 10th South European Film Festival (SEE) organized in France.

Int'l Migration Film Festival announces jury

Turkey's International Migration Film Festival on June 9 announced jury members for its feature films category.

In a statement, the organizers said the international jury board of the contest will host seven members, with Turkey's celebrated filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan presiding over the jury.

Migration Film Festival announces lineup

Turkey's International Migration Film Festival on June 8 announced the entries that will compete in the feature films category. 

In a statement, the organizers said eight films will be vying in the category during the festival, which will be held online from June 14-21.

Culture and arts season to open in September

Culture and Tourism Deputy Minister Özgül Özkan Yavuz has said the art season that was shut down early due to the COVID-19 pandemic will open one month earlier this year.

Speaking to the state-run Anadolu Agency, Yavuz provided information about the details of 2020-2021 culture and arts season.

Turkey’s ‘white hat hackers’ clamp down on videos with child abuse content

A branch known as the "white hat hackers," set up within the Communication Technologies Authority (BTK), has been tracing abusive social media accounts following reports that there were videos on YouTube with child abuse content.

Cyber police forces also have taken action to identify social media accounts sharing content that could tantamount to abuse.

Turkey’s poet of hope: Nazım Hİkmet

Hailed by many as the writer of hope, Turkish poet Nazım Hikmet, with his profound optimism, may be just what the world needs now to face down the era of coronavirus.

Painter Vladimir Zamfirescu has died at 84

Painter Vladimir Zamfirescu has died on Monday evening, aged 84. He will be buried on Thursday at the Bellu Catholic Cemetery. "The National Museum of Romanian Literature (MNLR) with great sadness announces the demise on June 1, 2020, of painter Vladimir Zamfirescu, a great personality of the Romanian and European contemporary art," reads a post on the MNLR Website.

An online audio diary of 200-day quarantine

"Talk Tomorrow," an online audio diary of a 200-day quarantine, which was first released in Greek a month ago, was recently premiered online in Turkish language.

COVID-19 case count of Romanian nationals abroad, death toll constant at 3,074, 106

The number of Romanians abroad infected with the novel coronavirus has remained the same since the last report, which is also true for deaths, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, informed on Monday. According to GCS, 3,074 Romanian citizens abroad were confirmed as infected as of June 1, and 106 as dead from the disease.

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