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The labeling of the collective attempts in the last half-a-decade on many fronts to bring Kurds more freedoms and rights, to bring an end to the war in the southeastern Turkey and to help ending some deeply-rooted separatist notions has been called the Kurdish Initiative, and later the Peace Process.
The number of movie houses in Turkey has increased by 18.3 percent over the last five years, according to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).
The Jazz in Ramadan Festival is set to be held from July 4 to 11 in Istanbul and Ankara.
The 27th ENKA Cultural Encounters will start July 1 at the ENKA Eşref Denizhan Openair Theater with “Dorian the Musical,” produced by the Istanbul-based MüzkalCİ.
Famous protest band Grup Yorum held its 30th anniversary concert in Istanbul after the ban on the concert was reversed by the court, with folk artist Joan Baez in attendance
The 12th Istanbul Tango Festival will start on July 1, with an opening concert at the Sheraton-Steigenberger Hotel in Maslak
The 6th International Istanbul Opera Festival started on June 11 with the three-act opera “Yusuf and Züleyha,” written by Nezihe Araz and composed by Okan Demirtaş
The Antalya State Opera and Ballet (ANTDOB) will perform German composer Carl Orff’s popular work “Carmina Burana” on two dates, June 13 and 17, at the Haşim İşcan Culture Center.
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
The first representation office of the Ottoman state in France, L’Hôtel de Monaco, is now serving as the Polish Embassy, close to the National Assembly
İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
A model village in İzmir depicts a Central Anatolian village from the 1940s. Created by a retired teacher, the model village needs more space for additional depictions
ANTALYA – Anadolu Agency
The personal belongings of Ottoman soldier and politician Enver Paşa have been sold at an auction in the southern province of Antalya.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Zeytindağı’/‘Mount of Olives’ by Falih Rıfkı Atay (Pozitif Yayıncılık, 192 pages, 10 TL)
If Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French writer, aviator and the seminal author of the third most-translated book in the world, “Le Petit Prince” (The Little Prince), were to see Turkey seven decades after his death, he would have to sit down on a planet of his own to digest it all
FOLDED CORNER: ‘The Liquid Continent, A Mediterranean Trilogy: Alexandria, Venice, Istanbul’ by Nicholas Woodsworth
(Haus Books, 420 pages, $12)