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Pavilion of Turkey inaugurated in Venice

Pavilion of Turkey inaugurated in Venice

Turkey’s pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, was inaugurated on May 26, featuring the project Darzanà

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Toy 'arms race' turning Lego violent: Study

Toy 'arms race' turning Lego violent: Study

Lego products are becoming increasingly violent as toymakers engage in an "arms race" to retain children's attention in the digital age, New Zealand researchers said on May 23

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VIDEO: ‘Obscene’ sculpture attacked in Turkey’s İzmir

VIDEO: ‘Obscene’ sculpture attacked in Turkey’s İzmir

A wooden sculpture that had been on display in İzmir metro station for over four years has been attacked and broken by a local man complaining it was ‘obscene’

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Red list prepared for Syrian artifacts

Red list prepared for Syrian artifacts

The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has sent an Emergency Red List to all museums, collectors and customs gates to prevent the perception that historical artifacts that have been stolen from Syria are being smuggled via Turkey

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In pursuit of Ottoman Greek artist Mario Prassinos

In pursuit of Ottoman Greek artist Mario Prassinos

Istanbul’s Pera Museum opened a new exhibition on May 25 centered on the art of Mario Prassinos, who was born in Istanbul into an Ottoman Greek family and began his avant-garde artistic career in early 20th century Paris

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Palestinian history museum opens without exhibits

Palestinian history museum opens without exhibits

Palestine’s first museum’s halls are empty as organizers decided to celebrate the building completion before they could arrange any exhibits

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Art of Karagöz to live on, says master

Art of Karagöz to live on, says master

Karagöz master Orhan Kurt says Karagöz Shadow Theater will not die in Turkey because young people are interested in the art

Comment(s)5/24/2016

Josephine’s Fragments: Kilims and traditions in Anatolia

Josephine’s Fragments: Kilims and traditions in Anatolia

The rich geometric details of Anatolian carpets, which Josephine Powell recorded over three decades of travelling in Anatolia, can be seen at Ankara’s Erimtan Museum

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