Findings in Anavarza excite archaeologists

The 2020 excavations in the ancient city of Anavarza, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List as it bears the cultural traces of the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Sassanid and Ottoman periods, have been completed. New findings in the ancient city in the southern province of Adana's Kozan district have caused excitement among the archaeologists.

Turkey investigating drone found at Incirlik Air Base

A crashed drone was retrieved at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey's southern Adana province and taken to provincial police command by anti-terror police units for a further investigation on Dec. 24. 

According to the information obtained from security sources, the crashed drone was found on Wednesday in the 10th Tanker Base Command area.

Turkish musician to be permanent at Berlin Philharmonic

Young Turkish-born violinist Hande Küden successfully completed her probation period at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, known as Berliner Philharmoniker, on Dec. 7.

"I dreamed of playing with the Berliner Philharmoniker when I was 13, and now my dream has come true," said Küden, according to the orchestra's website.

Actor makes 60 liras in half hour in guise of beggar

A stage actor made 60 Turkish Liras ($7.8) in just half an hour while taking a stroll in the main street of the southern province of Adana disguised as a beggar for a social experiment on Nov. 21.

"In our social experiment we showed how the beggars pile on the agony," said Hüseyin Şen, a 65-year-old actor.

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.