All News on Entertainment in Turkey

Actors mark World Theater Day amid pandemic

Turkey's actors on March 27 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 Çolpan İlhan and her son Kerem Alışık, who is also an actor and general art director of Sadri Alışık Theater in Istanbul, marked the World Theater day in a statement.

Musician records Hagia Sofia acoustics

The acoustics of Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sofia was recorded for the first time simultaneously with eight cameras and voice recorders. 

Turkish musician and singer Emre Yücelen and a volunteer team are behind the recording.

Turkey musicians give online concert due to virus outbreak

After cancellation of public events such as concerts in the context of precautions against coronavirus in Turkey, the country's musicians start to give online concerts, attracting hundreds and thousands of viewers.

Pakistan welcomes Turkish films

After having enjoyed a wide range of Turkish dramas, Pakistani audiences have now been entranced by Turkish cinema in the country's theaters. 

Almost 45 movie theaters screened the first Turkish film Miracle in Cell no. 7 which has been released on March 13 under the banner of HKC entertainment.

Virus concerns bloom in entertainment sector

As the novel coronavirus continues to take its toll on lives and forces many countries to impose quarantines, many major events, such as the Venice Biennale and Coachella, have been postponed. 

No big event in Turkey has been postponed yet, as it has one coronavirus-positive case confirmed so far.   

‘Night Sirens’ ringing in Ankara exhibition

The "Night Sirens" project, which brings together writer Selim İleri and painter Ali Kotan, includes pictures and writings produced by the two artists after they were inspired by their conversations.

In the project, which lasted about three years, a selection of 85 pieces of artworks produced by the two artists is exhibited in CerModern in Ankara.

UPB students gain four medals at SEEMOUS 2020

Students at the Automatics and Computers Faculty of the Politechnica University of Bucharest gained four medals, one gold and three silver, at SEEMOUS - a maths competition for Southeast Europe, with international participation, which took place between March 3 and 8 in Greece, in Thessaloniki.

All-female band rocks on to inspire women across Turkey

Performing now for three years, all-female Turkish band Marla aims to inspire women to enter rock amid prejudice in the male-dominated genre.

The group's five members, all in their twenties, are based in Turkey's capital Ankara and have come together despite backgrounds in different disciplines from medicine to French literature.

Turkey postpones Antalya Diplomacy Forum due to coronavirus

Turkey has postponed the forthcoming Antalya Diplomacy Forum 2020, amid growing concerns about coronavirus.

The country's Foreign Ministry, in a statement on March 6 morning, said the two-day event slated to be held in the Mediterranean resort city from March 27-29 had been delayed in line with the advice from the World Health Organization, among other relevant departments.

Under Erdogan, Independent Turkish Media Find Revenues Squeezed

The agency in charge of the state advertising budget in Turkey has imposed a ban on two of the country's remaining independent media outlets, extending a crackdown on dissent that has seen dozens of newspapers and broadcasters shut down since a failed 2016 coup.

Istanbul Modern puts on a collaborative show

For the first time, Istanbul's public is getting a chance to see the fruits of a collaboration between global artists and craftspeople in Istanbul. Launched by Istanbul Modern in October 2018 with the support of the Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA), the International Artist Residency Program invited 10 artists from around the world to Istanbul to join forces with local craftspeople.

Müslüm Gürses: The father of Turkish arabesque

Turkish singer Müslüm Gürses, a national legend for his mournful, melancholy lyrics and contributions to arabesque music, will be remembered this week at an Istanbul cemetery, as March 3 marks the seventh anniversary of his passing. 

Making room for women maestros

"A woman's place is in the kitchen, not in the orchestra." That statement, from none other than legendary orchestra conductor Herbert von Karajan, lays bare just how sexist the world of male-dominated classical music is toward women conductors.

John Malkovich to perform in Istanbul

Turkey will feature renowned actor, director, and producer John Malkovich as part of the fourth Turkcell Platinum Istanbul Night Flight concerts. 

The event will kick off March 13 in Istanbul and will continue through Oct. 29 at Aya Irini and Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre.