Nearly 5,000 cultural assets returned to Turkey in last 18 years

A total of 4,862 cultural assets were returned to Turkey between 2003 and 2021, according to data given by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Authorities continue to work in coordination with relevant institutions in order to prevent cultural property smuggling and bring back Turkish origin artifacts found abroad.

Int’l Adana Theater Festival kicks off

The 22nd Sabancı International Adana Theater Festival, organized in collaboration with the State Theaters (DT) and the Sabancı Foundation, kicked off on May 24.

Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy attended the festival's opening held at the Central Park Amphitheater, with a previously recorded video message, thanking everyone who contributed to the festival organization.

Turkish museums host nearly 9 mln visitors in 2020 despite virus

More than 8.91 million people visited Turkish museums and archaeological sites in 2020, despite the negative effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

The sites have an important role in the context of protecting cultural heritage, transferring it to future generations and generating a collective memory.