Museum sheds light on Turkish cinema, theater history

The Türker İnanoğlu Foundation (TÜRVAK) Cinema-Theater Museum, established in 2000 with the 60-year accumulation of veteran director Türker İnanoğlu, sheds light on over 100 years of Turkish cinema and theater. 

The activity coordinator of the museum in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district, İlke Yılmaz, said the museum in the Erler Film building was Turkey's one and only cinema museum. 

Impossible not talk about Turkey's founding figures, says education minister

Turkish Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz has responded to criticisms about the content of a new draft curriculum that has drawn reactions over its coverage of Turkey's founding fathers, saying it was impossible not to talk about the figures in the new program.

Turkey faces Ukraine test on road to World Cup

The Turkish international football team hosts Ukraine in the Central Anatolian province of Konya on Oct. 6 in its bid to advance to the 2018 World Cup in qualification Group I.
All three games in the group ended in draws on the first matchday, with Turkey grabbing one point with a 1-1 draw in Croatia amid ongoing debates over coach Fatih Terim's squad selection. 

Turkish Parliament approves paid military service bill

A government motion for the implementation of a paid military service exemption was approved by Parliament early on Dec. 10.

Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz admitted during the General Assembly session on Dec. 9 that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) had clearly expressed its disapproval of paid military service exemptions, but defended the bill as necessary.