The Sabancı International Adana Theater Festival will raise the curtain for the 17th time on World Theater Day on March 27
One of the most popular worldwide shows, which has seen by more than 54 million people in 14 different languages, “Mamma Mia!,” will return to Istanbul on Sept. 29 at the Zorlu Performing Arts Center.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
It was different in Diyarbakır for Nevruz this time. Three long years had passed since the first letter was read in the big Bağlar Square. Those sentences were still fresh in the memories of the Kurdish youth.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has tried to silence the polemic between Bülent Arınç and Melih Gökçek by saying, “They are both wrong.”
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER: ‘There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia and Beyond’ by Meline Toumani (Metropolitan Books, 286 pages, $28)
The 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival will be held this year between June 27 and July 15. The program of the event was announced at a press conference
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
The ongoing Kurdish peace process will be a key factor for voters in the June 7 general elections, and all sides are doing their best to convince the people that their side of the story is true.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek has sued writer Hayko Bağdat on the grounds the writer insulted him in Twitter. In the tweet which was considered insulting, Bağdat wrote, “They have given Ankara to an Armenian, what a shame.”
A blast at the office of a magazine in Istanbul’s Kağıthane district has left one dead and three injured, according to a police report
Turkish television drama series have taken the world by storm but life on the sets of these dramas is not all glitz and glamor
Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said on March 26 oil deliveries from Iraq via Turkey since the beginning of last year have now totaled some 47 million barrels, worth about $3 billion.
A Turkish NGO has called for more women to stand for parliament in the upcoming general election, stating that “equal representation is a precondition of democracy.”
Turkish state TV’s Ottoman detective drama, ‘Filinta,’ is the first of its kind in the history of Turkish television. Popular at home, the series is now receiving interest from foreign countries, especially from the Middle East
The Russian Red Army Chorus will be in Istanbul for a performance on June 13, and it is also set to include surprise Turkish songs in its set-list.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Last Thursday, on March 19, 2015, my wife Riada and I had to rush to our Istanbul hospital early in the morning.
Two cartoonists for the popular satirical weekly Penguen have been jailed to 11 months in prison, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they were convicted of including a 'ball-shaped hand gesture insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.'
Fourteen alleged members of the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) were detained in police raids in Istanbul’s Sultangazi district early March 24.
A 14-year-old girl has been wounded in the head with a tear gas canister in the Gazi neighborhood of Istanbul after police attacked protesters demonstrating against the detention of revolutionaries in the area, according to daily BirGün.
'The Synthetic Baron' walks away from a Turkish prison by faxing a fake release order
The father of Gezi protester Mehmet Ayvalıtaş, who died in 2013, was beaten by security forces near an Istanbul courthouse during a scuffle ahead of the sixth hearing into his son’s death on March 25.
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