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Penniless single mother J.K. Rowling finally succeeded after a series of rebuffs from publishers, and the book became the first instalment of a seven-novel series that has sold 450 million copies worldwide
The old cinema building in Safranbolu, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is listed as one of the world’s 20 best preserved cities, will be turned into a cinema museum and library.
Spanish singer Buika will perform in the southern province of Antalya on July 7 as part of an ongoing world tour. The singer will take the stage as part of the 2nd International Orange Festival / OrangeFest 2017 events at the Finike-Arykanda ancient city, one of the most attractive slope cities in Lycia.
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
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
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
There have been more than 50 shark movies since Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ in 1975. This year’s shark movie, which will open on June 16, takes place almost entirely under water
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.
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
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.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Vano and Niko and Other Stories’ by Erlom Akhvlediani, translated by Mikheil Kakabadze (Dalkey Archive Press, $15.95, 124 pages)
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Crimes of Honor, Drunken Brawls and Murder: Violence in Istanbul under Abdülhamid II’ by Roger A. Deal (Libra, 218 pages, 70TL)
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East’ by Birol Başkan (Palgrave, 147 pages, £38)
A new exhibition by Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations narrates the reflexive methods of the Çatalhöyük excavations from its initial phase to documentation of the finds
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
A farmer in the southeastern province of Adıyaman’s Besni district, Mehmet Dağ, has uncovered a 10-meter mosaic dating back to the 5th century B.C. Roman era. Officials have taken the mosaic to Şanlıurfa