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Turkish choir mesmerizes New Yorkers at outdoor concert

The New York Atatürk Choir has presented a musical feast to their audiences in an open-air concert in Manhattan using traditional and classical instruments.

In line with the New York City Open Culture Program, the choir - the only Turkish music band - performed a concert called "Turkish Melodies in Manhattan" to the delight of music lovers.

Russian artist promotes Turkish culture in Moscow

A Russian artist, who converted to Islam, is promoting Turkish and Islamic traditions in the capital of Russia with her works.

Mariya Komisa, a painter and pottery master, is currently presenting Turkish culture and heritage through her "Letter of the traveler" exhibition at the State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow.

Turkey's 1st national library keeps up with digital era

The Beyazıt Public Library in Istanbul is working on a project worth 3.5 million Turkish Liras ($419,470) to digitalize its vast body of resources, the library's deputy director said March 30.

The Beyazıt Library is the oldest public library in Turkey which opened on June 24, 1884, by a decree of Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II.