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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Sept. 27 with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years on display.
This year’s Filmekimi film festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) for the 15th time, is set to begin soon.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Partners of the Empire: The Crisis of the Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions’ by Ali Yaycıoğlu (Stanford University Press, 347 pages, $65)
Japanese archaeologists said Sept. 28 they have for the first time unearthed ancient Roman coins at the ruins of an old castle
Director Mustafa Kara’s “Kalandar Sogugu” (Cold of Kalandar) was selected Sept. 27 as Turkey’s nominee for the Foreign Language Academy Award entry.
The 23rd Adana International Film Festival ended on Sept. 25 with the Best Film Award, presented to Reha Erdem’s “Koca Dünya” (Big, Big World).
‘Müthiş Bir Film,’ a love letter to filmmaking, a nostalgic and comedic look at the film industry half a century ago in Turkey, takes place in the 1960s, following two friends’ quest to fulfill their childhood fantasy of making a film.
The Akbank Jazz Festival, featuring a program filled with some of the world’s most respected jazz artists, will embrace Istanbul with all the different colors of jazz between Oct 12 and 23
British music legend Sir Elton John praised his Turkish audience during a performance in the Mediterranean resort province of Antalya
The bassoon, a woodwind musical instrument with a history going back some 500 years, will be able to be tuned like many other instruments thanks to the work of two artists in Turkey who have developed a new design
Only “local productions” will be staged this coming season by Turkey’s State Theaters institution, its General Director Nejat Birecik has announced
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has initiated an operation at the City Theaters, suspending actors Sevinç Erbulak, Mahberi Mertoğlu, İrem Arslan and Arda Aydın and directors Ragıp Yavuz and Kemal Kocatürk as part of an investigation launched following the failed July 15 coup
The Good Music in Town series, organized by IEG Live, will continue with the chilling story of Baroque genius Antonio Vivaldi, “Vivaldianno City of Mirrors,” staged on Nov. 5 at Istanbul’s Ülker Sports Arena and the musical theater show “Belcanto the Luciano Pavarotti Heritage” on Dec. 17 and 18 at the city’s Volkswagen Arena
Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency launched its first global photo exhibition in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Sept. 27, displaying around 40 pictures covering key global events in 2015.
Five million brightly colored plastic bottle tops have been laid out on a Mediterranean island, spelling the word “HELP” in an art installation that aims to draw attention to marine pollution.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East’ by Christopher Phillips (Yale University Press, $30, 320 pages)
Turkey’s writers and artists continue to resist against all difficulties, struggling in an environment of terror, political turmoil and government pressure, according to veteran journalist Doğan Hızlan
Poets and writers from various countries will be hosted in events in various venues of Istanbul during the Istanbul Poetry and Literature Festival to start on Sept 28
Limantepe is the first underwater center in Turkey. Excavation have been carried out in spots between Karantina Island and Urla Harbor.
Archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Antandros in the northwestern province of Balıkesir, where work has been continuing for 16 years, have revealed a number of ancient shops which sold cosmetics, indicating that women have been interested in such products for millennia.
Three tombs have been unearthed during excavations to repair a water pipe in the northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Biga district.