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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
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 world’s biggest greenfield music festival Glastonbury expects to host 175,000 people in sizzling temperatures but with reinforced security measures after a string of terror attacks in Britain
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East’ by Birol Başkan (Palgrave, 147 pages, £38)
British cartoonist Ross Thomson is the winner of the 34th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Contest. The winners have shed light on the refugee crisis in their cartoons
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.
A short film depicting the tragedy of Syrian refugees who are taking enormous risks to escape to Europe on plastic boats has been shot in Çeşme. The film will apply to international festivals
Swedish director Ruben Ostlund's The Square has won this year’s Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival on May 28
Tom Cruise is back on screen this week with the ‘The Mummy,’ Playing Nick Morton, a roguish Army sergeant who plunders antiquities from Iraq with his partner
Rap mogul Jay Z will release his latest album at the end of this month, the Tidal music streaming service said on June 19, confirming weeks of rumors that the artist was preparing a new project.
‘Vitrin: Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey’ will bring successful musicians and ensembles from the local scene together with leading representatives of the international music industry
Bette Midler won best actress at the Tony Awards while J.T. Rogers’ Mideast peace accord drama ‘Oslo’ was named best play
The number of opera and ballet viewers in Turkey decreased by 19.1 percent in the 2015-16 season, while the overall number of viewers of choirs, operas, orchestral concerts and ballets fell by 4.2 percent.
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
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 - ‘Crimes of Honor, Drunken Brawls and Murder: Violence in Istanbul under Abdülhamid II’ by Roger A. Deal (Libra, 218 pages, 70TL)
Bob Dylan has completed his Nobel course requirements. The Swedish Academy announced on June 5 that it has received the mandatory lecture from the 2016 literature winner, enabling Dylan to collect 8 million Swedish kronor ($922,000) in prize money
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Vano and Niko and Other Stories’ by Erlom Akhvlediani, translated by Mikheil Kakabadze (Dalkey Archive Press, $15.95, 124 pages)
The capital of the Hittite Empire, Çorum, expects to host half a million tourists a year after the infrastructure and promotional work is completed by the Governor’s Office
A sarcophagus of Hercules, which was seized in Geneva in 2010 and ordered to be returned to Turkey in 2015, will be on display at Geneva University for three months before it returns home
Recent excavation works in the ancient city of Termessos unearthed a 2,300-year-old ancient road. The city is known as one of the cities that Alexander the Great failed to conquer