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Three years after impressing critics with his debut film, ‘Beyond the Hill,’ Turkish director Emin Alper is returning to the Venice Film Film Festival with ‘Frenzy’
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
One of the world’s most prolific screenwriters, Safa Önal, who broke a Guinness World Record in 2004 for having almost 400 scripts filmed, talks about his new projects.
Cenk Erdem - ISTANBUL
Ricky Martin takes time out his One World Tour to sit down with daily Hürriyet on the back of new hits on Latino and English-language charts
The first open air chamber music festival in Turkey, “Eklisia Chamber Music Festival,” started Aug. 3 in the Byzantine-era Eklisia Church in Bodrum’s town of Gümüşlük.
MADRID – Agence France-Presse
Stamping her heels to the brisk strumming of a guitar, Merche Esmeralda, 68, twirls her black shawl in the sunshine as the Madrid traffic streams by a roundabout behind her
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
British cabaret-punk trio The Tiger Lillies will be staging their “Hamlet” show at the Zorlu Performance Art Center in Istanbul on Oct. 15, 16 and 17.
BAYREUTH, Germany – Agence France-Presse
The Bayreuth Festival, one of the hottest tickets in the world of opera, opened with a well-received new production of Richard Wagner’s opera “Tristan and Isolde” on July 25, which also won praise from German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Renditions of ‘Carmen’ and ‘Hamlet’ headline just some of the remaining performances to come at the Bodrum Ballet Festival
BEIJING – Agence France-Presse
Britain has denied Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, he cited an embassy official as saying July 30, restricting him to a three-week trip on the grounds he did not declare a criminal conviction in his application.
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) announced that its events for the first half of 2015- the Istanbul Film, Music and Jazz Festivals- have concluded, while registering 224,000 viewers in the first seven months of this year.
“Innocence of Memories,” a documentary film about Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk’s book “Museum of Innocence” and its complementary museum in Istanbul, will have its world premiere at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Zones of Rebellion: Kurdish Insurgents and the Turkish State’ by Ayşegül Aydın and Cem Emrence
(Cornell University Press, 208 pages, $39)
One of the world’s oldest luxury hotels, the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul, will host the “Black Week Turkey” event on Oct. 22-24 in honor of Agatha Christie’s 125th birthday with the attendance of the famous author’s grandson and a number of leading crime fiction authors
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire: A History of the Fraternity and its Influence in Syria and the Levant’ by Dorothe Sommer (IB Tauris, 317 pages, £62)