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‘Melancholy’ at heart of Turkish films, says Oscars Academy chief

"Hüzün" is a word sometimes untranslatable. It is a theme, it is a feeling, it is a state of mind for many writers and film directors in Turkey. "Hüzün" means melancholy, and John Bailey, a cinematographer currently heading the Oscars Academy, says it is an integral part of Turkish film-making, as well as international ones.

Oil wrestlers battle for glory in Turkey

Turkey's northwestern Edirne province has once again become the battleground of an ancient sports event where wrestlers compete to win a golden belt and honor a centuries-old tradition.

Turkey's theatre audience surges in 2018

Turkey's theatre audience surged 11.9% on a yearly basis in 2018, the country's statistical authority announced on June 26.  

Turkey's first fighter jet makes debut in Paris

The mockup of Turkey's first national combat jet- the Turkish Aerospace Industries' (TAI)-developed TF-X made debut on June 18 in the Paris Air Show, the largest aerospace-industry event in the world.

Turkey sees 82,252 house sales in May

Turkey saw 82,252 house sales in May with a 31.3% annual decline, the country's statistical office reported on June 17.           

Festival delayed to protect sea turtles in Mersin

A Turkish pop music festival which was planned to take place on June 5-7 in Turkey's southern province of Mersin has been delayed due to concerns about the spawning period of the endangered caretta carettas, after outcries from environmentalists and a lawmaker.

Operas and ballets boosted attendance last year

More people watched operas and ballets in Turkey during the 2017-2018 season, according to new data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) measuring attendance and performances of musical productions.

Young inventors honored in robotics contest

Young inventors from around the world won recognition on May 25 as part of a global robotics contest in Turkey's Aegean.

Turkish beach unveils 200 sand sculptures

Turkey's international sand sculpture festival is welcoming visitors for the 14th time in the Mediterranean city of Antalya.

Romanian princess meets Syrians in Turkey

Princess Marie of Romania on May 23 visited Syrians living in Turkey's southeastern provinces bordering Syria.