Iranian artist Ahad Saadi's exhibition titled 'Azarnegari' has opened at Süzer Plaza in Istanbul.
The exhibition is a first in the world and consists of the works created with Azarnegari, which is a technique of drawing with fire.
The revenues of the exhibition, which will run through March 24, will be donated to the Association of Cancer-Free Life.
Fifty years after Italy's Matera was a national embarrassment because of its extreme poverty, the city is rescuing its dignity, baroque palaces and cave churches to become a European Capital of Culture.
Erkuter Leblebici, a 79-year-old academic who retired from Ege University's Botanical Garden and Herbarium Research and Application Center, has tattoos of the plant species he has discovered throughout his career and gained to literature inked on his arm.
The Bulgarian National Bank has issued (17th September) the fifth entry in a series of coins entitled "Medieval Bulgarian Rulers," which has been issued intermittently since 2011. The latest coin features the Bulgarian ruler Ivan Asen II (circa. 1193-1241) who became emperor of the Bulgarian lands in 1218 and ruled until his own death in 1241.
The First International Efes Opera and Ballet Festival will be held from Sept. 7 to Sept. 18 at the Efes Ancient Theater. The festival will open with the ballet 'Zorba the Greek' and will also present the Gala Concert, the opera 'Tosca' and the ballet 'Carmina Burana.'