Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The old cinema building in Safranbolu, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is listed as one of the world’s 20 best preserved cities, will be turned into a cinema museum and library.
LOS ANGELES - AFP
There have been more than 50 shark movies since Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ in 1975. This year’s shark movie, which will open on June 16, takes place almost entirely under water
Turkey’s popular holiday resort of Bodrum’s Gümüşlük district will once again host international musicians at the 14th Bodrum International Gümüşlük Classical Music Festival from July to September
Spanish singer Buika will perform in the southern province of Antalya on July 7 as part of an ongoing world tour. The singer will take the stage as part of the 2nd International Orange Festival / OrangeFest 2017 events at the Finike-Arykanda ancient city, one of the most attractive slope cities in Lycia.
Celebrating her 25th year in music, Turkish singer Sertab Erener will be on stage in the Aegean towns of Bodrum on July 8, Ayvalık on July 11, Altınoluk on July 12 and Çeşme on July 14.
The eighth International Istanbul Opera Festival, organized by the State Opera and Ballet, kicked off on June 13 with “Abduction from the Seraglio.”
With a history of having meager ballet shows, Turkey is seeing an increase in the number of its ballet stars as more state-run opera and ballet halls open, State Opera and Ballet General Director Selman Ada says
NEW YORK - Reuters
Bette Midler won best actress at the Tony Awards while J.T. Rogers’ Mideast peace accord drama ‘Oslo’ was named best play
Chinese artist Li Hongbo hopes his paper sculptures of weapons - from AK-47 assault rifles to bullets and pistols - will inspire people to think about peace.
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Agence France-Presse
The global political turmoil has left its mark on many of the works on display at this year’s Art Basel, the world’s biggest contemporary art fair
The United Kingdom’s first retrospective of Fahrelnissa Zeid, an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde D-Group in the early 1940s, opened at Tate Modern
FOLDED CORNER - ‘After Europe’ by Ivan Krastev (University of Pennsylvania Press, 120 pages, $19.95)
LONDON - AFP
Penniless single mother J.K. Rowling finally succeeded after a series of rebuffs from publishers, and the book became the first instalment of a seven-novel series that has sold 450 million copies worldwide
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East’ by Birol Başkan (Palgrave, 147 pages, £38)