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Brazilian author Coelho dedicates his book to Turkish Olympic champ Gazoz

Best-selling writer Paulo Coelho dedicated his latest book The Archer to Turkish Olympic champion Mete Gazoz.

"Mete Gazoz ... This is my first book dedicated to you. Prodigy of archery," the Brazilian author said in a video posted to Twitter.

Bozlu Art Project presents ‘Fahrelnissa Zeid: Towards a Storm’ exhibition

Bozlu Art Project Mongeri Building is presenting an exhibition prepared in tandem with the publication of "Fahrelnissa Zeid: Toward a Storm," which is one of the most comprehensive monographs on the life and works of Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901 - 1991), who is considered one of the most significant woman artists of 20th century.

Golden Orange Film Festival to open in October

The jury members and films that will take place in the International Feature Film Competition and the National Feature Film Competition of the 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival have been announced.

According to a statement made by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, works for the festival, which will open on Oct. 2, continue.

Coffee Festival returns to Ankara after pandemic

After a long break due to the pandemic, the 5th Ankara Coffee Festival will start at Bilkent Center on Oct 1 World Coffee Day.

Organized by Dream Sales Machine, the festival will continue for three days; presenting seminars, workshops, and 24 live concerts by musicians including Gökhan Türkmen, Can Bonomo, and Bedük.

Internet Freedom Continues to Decline in Turkey: Report

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"More governments arrested users for nonviolent political, social, or religious speech than ever before. Officials suspended internet access in at least 20 countries, and 21 states blocked access to social media platforms," says the report entitled Freedom on the Net 2021.

Contemporary art from Italy at CerModern

The Embassy of Italy in Turkey has brought to Ankara an important exhibition of Italian contemporary art that represents a rich kaleidoscope of artistic trends and techniques of established masters and emerging young artists.

Turkish capital to be mesmerized by Latin music

With Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, and Peru preparing to celebrate 200 years of independence, and Brazil commemorating the same occasion in 2022, the seven Latin American countries along with Turkey will mark the special day with a symphonic music concert in Ankara.

Istanbul’s first-ever Chamber Music Festival coming soon

Within the scope of Academy Festival Istanbul and with the contributions of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Culture Department, the city is getting ready to host a never-seen-before festival called the Istanbul International Chamber Music Festival to bring fresh vibes to the city and elevate the cultural and artistic life.

Turkish choir mesmerizes New Yorkers at outdoor concert

The New York Atatürk Choir has presented a musical feast to their audiences in an open-air concert in Manhattan using traditional and classical instruments.

In line with the New York City Open Culture Program, the choir - the only Turkish music band - performed a concert called "Turkish Melodies in Manhattan" to the delight of music lovers.

French pianist hails CSO concert complex in Turkish capital

Internationally acclaimed French pianist Simon Ghraichy has expressed his admiration for the renovated CSO ADA Ankara concert complex in the Turkish capital.

"When I visited, I felt like a little child opening his toy, his Christmas gift. Everything smells new. This is such a privilege for me to be playing in such a beautiful place," Ghraichy said.

Turkey can’t recover ancient ‘Stargazer’

A U.S. judge ruled on Sept. 7 that Turkey cannot recover a 6,000-year-old marble idol known as the "Guennol Stargazer" from Christie's and the hedge fund billionaire Michael Steinhardt.


Turkish film wins best picture at prominent festival in US

"Flaşbellek" (Flash Drive), a film directed and written by Turkish Cypriot filmmaker Derviş Zaim, has won the best picture award at the New York Independent Cinema Awards in the United States.


Well-known actors of Arab cinema, such as Salah Bakri, Ali Suleiman, Sara El Debuch and Husam Chadat, took part in the production, which tells about the Syrian war.

Ferhan Şensoy laid to rest in Istanbul

Veteran theater actor Ferhan Şensoy, who died on Aug. 31 after being hospitalized on July 2 due to internal bleeding, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory failure, was laid to rest yesterday.


The first ceremony for Şensoy was held at Ses Theater in Beyoğlu.