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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Travelers from French scientific missions to Anatolia brought back a sober and non-exoticized vision of the Orient during the 19th century. Now, the Arkas Art Center in İzmir is providing a glimpse at how sojourners saw the later Ottoman Empire.
Tim Burton’s new film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will be screened as part of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture (İKSV) Galas before its release.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East’ by Christopher Phillips (Yale University Press, $30, 320 pages)
Taner Ceylan may be the most famous and successful living Turkish artist. Six of his new works will be meeting with viewers at Sotheby’s London. The exhibition opens on Sept 23 and will run until Oct 28. In this new series called ‘I Love You,’ Ceylan questions the relation between suffering and love
Salon İKSV, which has been one of Istanbul’s most popular venues for art and culture lovers since 2010, offers a vibrant year with a new program starting on Sept 24
Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and is seeking custody of their six children, TMZ reported Tuesday, spelling the end for "Brangelina," one of Hollywood's highest-profile celebrity couples.
The 23rd International Adana Film Festival has opened in the southern province of Adana
‘Game of Thrones’ scoops up 12 Emmy awards, making the fantasy drama the biggest winner of all time in terms of fictional dramas with 38 statuettes
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
The final exhibition of the season at Bozcaada Art Gallery, on the island of Bozcaada off Turkey’s northwestern province of Çanakkale, is titled “A Meeting of Ceramics, Glass and Sculpture,” and features the work of many local artists
The belief that Turkish politics has for decades been defined by unchanging cultural divides is very widely held.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System’ by F. Michael Wuthrich (Syracuse University Press, 341 pages, $49)
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
The women of ancient Anatolia took an active part in social life, according to clay tablets unearthed at the Kültepe Kaniş/Karum mound in the central Turkish province of Kayseri
The central district of Muratpaşa in the southern province of Antalya has planned a renovation project for a landscaped area at Hadrian’s Gate, known as the “Three Doors,” which sits between the walls surrounding the city’s historic Kaleiçi neighborhood
A giant decorative pool in the ancient city of Aphrodisias is being unearthed. The pool, reflecting the magnificence of Roman cities, will be completely unearthed next year