• World Cities Culture Report 2015 Now Published

    This major new international report highlights opportunities and challenges for the future. 150 artists, business leaders, entrepreneurs and politicians and opinion formers were asked for their views on the challenges and opportunities facing their cities and how culture can address them. The report reveals that the cultural and creative sectors are increasingly recognised as critical to the success of leading cities around the world, with many contributors talking about the role that culture has in creating shared spaces and bringing people together.

  • 09 Dec, 2015

  • Antalya film fest ends with awards, controversy

    Director Tolga Karaçelik’s “Sarmaşık” (Ivy) and Mustafa Kara’s “Kalandar Soğuğu” (Kalandar Cold) were the big winners of the 52nd Antalya Film Festival, picking up four awards for each.The soirée, however, was marked by censorship after pro-government broadcaster A Haber cut off a speech by Nadir Sarıbacak, who won the best actor award at the event for his role in “Ivy,” after he mentioned an alcoholic drink in calling for unity in Turkey. Link

  • 08 Dec, 2015

  • Unique ancient structures unearthed in extinct volcano

    Continuing excavations in an extinct volcano in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman have unearthed a unique pyramidal mausoleum and a temple. Karaman Museum Director Abdülbari Yıldız said excavation and cleaning works had been continuing at the Değle and Madenşehri villages in the skirts of Karadağ Mountain since 2014. Link

  • 08 Dec, 2015

  • Article: Resolving conflict within the cultural dimension

    The topic of culture and conflict has been the subject of fierce debate among scholars and the public alike over the last two decades. It has led to several empirical studies aimed at determining cause of the intensity of cultural conflicts and the factors which have been used as instruments to foster cultural dialogue for peaceful co-existence. In this article written by Muhammad Zamir in the Financial Express learn more about how cultural pluralism can be the multifaceted bridge through which difficulties are being overcome. Link

  • 06 Dec, 2015

  • Centuries-old mosaics to be restored

    Restoration and conservation work will be conducted on mosaics at the Great Palace Mosaics Museum in Istanbul for the first time since the 1980s.“As part of a new project, there are plans for a new display at the [Great Palace Mosaic] Museum. As such, the mosaics should be restored again because the former restoration was carried out with the methods of the 1950s,” said Istanbul Restoration and Conservation Laboratory Director Ali Osman Avşar. Link

  • 27 Nov, 2015

  • İznik's ancient tomb moved to museum

    A late-Roman era tomb, which was found last week in an olive grove in the northwestern province of Bursa’s İznik district, has been moved to the garden of a nearby museum and examined by archaeologists. Link

  • 25 Nov, 2015

  • Ancient Yenikapı 12 wreck to ‘return to life’

    The “Yenikapı 12” ship, which was among the 37 ancient wrecks discovered during archaeological excavations as part of the Marmaray and subway projects in Istanbul - considered the world’s largest shipwreck collection - will return to sail the seas when the construction of its replica is completed. Link

  • 25 Nov, 2015