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Iran film portrays the Prophet Muhammad, drawing criticism

Iran film portrays the Prophet Muhammad, drawing criticism

Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite traditional taboos against it.

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To celebrate or not to celebrate World Theater Day

To celebrate or not to celebrate World Theater Day

Turkey’s State Theater might be planning to give free performances across the country on March 27, World Theater Day, but it’s not a day of celebration for many theater professionals, with increasing oppression, censorship and a questionable draft law giving control to the state

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Ottoman detective drama treading new path in Turkey

Ottoman detective drama treading new path in Turkey

Turkish state TV’s Ottoman detective drama, ‘Filinta,’ is the first of its kind in the history of Turkish television. Popular at home, the series is now receiving interest from foreign countries, especially from the Middle East

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Turkish films make waves in Italian capital

Turkish films make waves in Italian capital

Rome is going crazy for Turkish films, according to Italy-based Turkish director Ferzan Özpetek, the honorary president of the fourth Rome Turkish Film Festival, which will be held between April 15 and 19 in the Eternal City.

Comment(s)3/22/2015

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer fears

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer fears

Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed over fears of cancer, following her double mastectomy two years ago.

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Turkish-German films in Nurnberg

Turkish-German films in Nurnberg

The 20th Turkish-German Film Festival kicked off in Nurnberg’s Tafenhalle Culture and Arts Center.

Comment(s)3/16/2015

Fictional TV presidents more popular than Obama: poll

Fictional TV presidents more popular than Obama: poll

Whether it's the earnest Josiah Bartlet from "The West Wing" or the manipulative Frank Underwood in "House of Cards," Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President Barack "No Drama" Obama.

Comment(s)3/23/2015

Gallipoli Campaign reimagined through films

Gallipoli Campaign reimagined through films

This Wednesday, March 18, will mark the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, or the Battle of Çanakkale, one of the most important battles of the 20th century as it shaped modern history and eventually created the dynamics for the national consciousness of many countries, Turkey for one.

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