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LOS ANGELES – Reuters
‘The Martian’ marks the second best launch of Ridley Scott’s career, behind only ‘Hannibal’s’ $58 million debut. It is also the second best premiere for star Matt Damon
ANTALYA – Anadolu Agency
Britain-based Iranian channel GEM TV is shooting its first TV series in Antalya, with the company set to shoot more series and films in the country
Pink Martini will once again be on the Istanbul stage on Oct. 18 at Volkswagen Arena as part of the group’s European Tour.
NEW YORK – Agence France-Presse
‘Roger Waters The Wall’ premiered on Sept. 28 in New York and was screened worldwide the next day for one day only before its release on DVD
The 12th Istanbul Bach Days will be held between Oct. 2 and Nov. 31. The event will start with a concert by Estonian band Hortus Musicus, celebrating its 43rd birthday this year.
MELBOURNE – Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s famous Whirling Dervishes are preparing to fly across the globe to perform “down under” to celebrate the centenary of the World War I battle of Gallipoli, marking 100 years of peace between Australia and Turkey.
The Istanbul State Opera and Ballet (IDOB) will open the 2015-2016 season on Oct. 2 with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
The Ankara State Opera and Ballet will open the new season in October, presenting more than 25 works
Five Hürriyet photojournalists – Fahir Arıkan, Sefa Özkaya, Levent Kulu, Selçuk Şamiloğlu and Murat Şaka – shared a total of 10 awards between them at the annual Press Photos 2015, which is organized by the Turkish Photojournalists Association (TFMD).
The Yorgo Seferis Art Gallery has changed location across the street to take up more spacious quarters in a restored stone building said to have once been used as a camel stable
Sılay Sıldır - ISTANBUL
The Middle East’s insistence on being a major actor in the art scene carries political reasons: The image of a modern state is often built by the international art events that a country hosts
TEHRAN – Agence France-Presse
Iran has threatened to boycott next week's Frankfurt Book Fair because organisers have invited the author Salman Rushdie, who still has a fatwa against him, as a guest speaker.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘A Strangeness in My Mind’ by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Ekin Oklap (Faber £20/Knopf $28, 624 pages)
Bibliopoles from across Turkey have gathered at the 9th Beyoğlu Bibliopole Festival in Istanbul, offering rare and old books, magazines and posters to visitors.