Director Mustafa Kara’s “Kalandar Sogugu” (Cold of Kalandar) was selected Sept. 27 as Turkey’s nominee for the Foreign Language Academy Award entry.
03 Oct, 2016
“We have to say art against all odds,” said veteran journalist Doğan Hızlan, while commenting on Turkey’s art scene, which has been struggling with multiple challenges, from terrorism to government pressure, political turmoil and economic crisis.
19 Sep, 2016
Archaeologists uncover complete female statuette in Catalhoyuk New Stone Age settlement dating back 9,000 years
13 Sep, 2016
The Health Museum in the northwestern province of Edirne, winner of the Mercury Perfection Award and the Europe Museum Award, has been accepted into the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List after seven months of work.
12 Sep, 2016
Hotel occupancy rates in Istanbul dropped 32 percent in April compared to the same month of 2015, outstripping the average nationwide drop of 22 percent, a leading tourism association has said, according to Anadolu Agency.
22 May, 2016
The ancients of the Neolithic era 8,500 years ago might have been “painting the town red” a whole lot earlier than over-exuberant revelers of the 1800s, according to new findings from the Yeşilova Mound in İzmir, which suggest red was the favorite color of the prehistoric inhabitants and was used extensively.
21 May, 2016
The number of visitors to Turkey’s museums fell by almost half in the first three months of this year, while the number of foreign visitors also dropped by 60 percent. The sharp decline is thought to have been caused by a number of terrorist attacks hitting Turkish cities, which has led to a big drop in the overall number of tourists visiting Turkey.
19 May, 2016
Ancient fossils dating back 8.5 million years, currently on display at the Çankırı Culture and Tourism Directorate, are set to be moved to the new Çankırı Museum. In 2014, officials decided to turn a building, first built as a government institution at the start of the 20th century by Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II, into a museum. The building had served as the Çankırı Courthouse for many years until the court was relocated.
18 May, 2016
Excavations are set to resume at Ordu’s 2,300-year-old Kurul Castle, the first scientific excavation field in the eastern Black Sea region, as the site will be transformed into a new tourism center which will “change Ordu’s history.” An ancient settlement and a first degree archaeological site, Kurul Castle is located on a sharp rock in the Bayadı neighborhood, 13 kilometers away from the city center.
12 May, 2016
Libya has not faced the same risk to its antiquities as Syria and Iraq, though there is evidence the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is involved in the smuggling of antiquities, Libyan and international experts said May 11. Libya is rich in ancient sites, including some of North Africa’s finest Roman and Greek ruins, as well as prehistoric rock art in the desert region of Fezzan.
12 May, 2016