• Waiting for censorship at film festivals in Adana, Antalya, Istanbul

    At last year's event, the festival committee censored a scene from the documentary “Love Will Change the Earth,” and filmmakers were divided into two groups, ones who boycotted the festival and ones who attended. This year the situation is the same again. There are many filmmakers who did not even apply to any section of the festival, and there are a few who applied but withdrew their submissions later.  Link

  • 24 Nov, 2015

  • Ancient underground city in Cappadocia will 'rewrite history'

    An underground city found in Turkey’s touristic Cappadocia will “rewrite the history of the city,” according to the mayor in the Central Anatolian Nevşehir province, adding they had discovered people had permanently lived in the underground city, unlike other cities which were mostly carved into rocks for temporary protection. Link

  • 24 Nov, 2015

  • T-shaped stones tell story of Göbeklitepe

    As part of Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry-United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joint project, sculptors have engraved the findings of Göbeklitepe on T-shaped stones to show both the way to the site and the first steps of human civilization. Link

  • 20 Nov, 2015

  • Edirne launches 1st international film festival

    Edirne became a member of the league of Turkish cities with film festivals, when the 1st Edirne International Film Festival opened in the Thracian city on Friday. French filmmaker Tony Gatlif is the head of the international feature film competition jury of the inaugural festival, which also has competitive sections for national feature films and national short films. Link

  • 20 Nov, 2015

  • Millennium-old neighborhood found in Kemah

    Excavation works carried out in the eastern province of Erzincan’s Kemah district have unearthed a millennium-old Turkish neighborhood. Atatürk University History of Art Department Professor Hüseyin Yurttaş said after discovering Bey Mosque and bath, the team had focused on civil architecture and continued excavations by looking at Evliya Çelebi’s “Book of Travels.” Link

  • 17 Nov, 2015

  • Contemporary İstanbul marks 10th year with record admission

    The annual art fair Contemporary İstanbul (Cİ) wrapped up its landmark 10th edition with record admission numbers, its organizers announced on Monday. The fair was seen by 84,000 art lovers and connoisseurs over five days, which also included an invitation-only preview on Nov. 11. Link

  • 16 Nov, 2015

  • 558,000 visit İstanbul book fair in 34th year

    This year's İstanbul International Book Fair attracted some 558,000 visitors to the TÜYAP Fair Center in Beylikdüzü throughout its nine-day run, organizers announced on Sunday evening as the fair wrapped up its 34th edition. Link1 Link2

  • 16 Nov, 2015

  • The cultural inventory of Diyarbakır catalogued

    The cultural assets of the eastern province of Diyarbakır have been listed as a result of work initiated in 2009 by the Diyarbakır Museum. The city is famous for its historical walls, mosques, churches, inns, houses, fortress, bridge and bazaars. Link

  • 16 Nov, 2015