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Turkey’s first stage actress commemorated

Theater enthusiasts across Turkey commemorated the life of Afife Jale, the first Turkish Muslim stage actress in Turkish theater, 78 years after she passed away.

Young Artists Festival | Samos | August 7-13

Featuring performers from Greece, Germany, Georgia, France, Turkey, the United States, Russia and China, the 10th Samos Young Artists Festival bridges cultural divides with seven concerts at the open-air theater of Pythagoreion. The concerts pay tribute to 18th- and 19th-century European music and include performances of Italian Baroque and traditional Mediterranean classics.

Painter’s life to be featured in film

The life of one of Turkey's prominent painters, Devrim Erbil, will be featured in a film titled "The Sky was So Blue." The film, written and directed by Durmuş Akbulut, will start shooting on Aug. 21 in Istanbul and Balıkesir. 

‘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.