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International Istanbul Opera Festival ends with Mozart

ISTANBUL  The world-famous International Istanbul Opera Festival has ended with Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. During the eight-day festival ending Sunday night and held for the 11th time, art-lovers had...

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies at age 43

ANKARA  Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the role of iconic Black Panther in the American media franchise Marvel Cinematic Universe, has died of cancer on early Saturday at the age...

Bollywood star Aamir Khan meets fans in Turkey

ADANA, Turkey Aamir Khan, the world-renowned movie star from India, gathered with his fans in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday. Khan stopped shooting his movie Laal Singh Chaddha, an adaption of the...

Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies

'The Maestro' received honorary Oscar in 2007, collected 11 David di Donatello Awards, Italy’s highest film honors ANKARA  Ennio Morricone, the prolific Italian composer for the movies, died at 91 on...

PROFILE – 11 years since passing of pop legend Michael Jackson

ANKARA Pop sensation and global icon Michael Jackson is being remembered on Thursday, 11 years after his death, for his significant contribution to culture in the 20th century. Also known for...

Turkish troupe set for drive-in performance in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  As Turkey moves toward normalcy after the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s entertainment industry is slowly starting to organize events in line with hygiene and safety rules. One upcoming event will...

Late rock star’s guitar sells for record $6M at auction

ANKARA  The guitar used by grunge rock band Nirvana's star performer Kurt Cobain in a 1993 MTV Unplugged performance was sold Sunday for a record price. Australian businessman Peter Freedman paid...

Turkey: International Migration Film Festival continues

ISTANBUL Turkey's International Migration Film Festival continues. Director Amir Hossein Hemmati, who is taking part in the festival’s UNICEF International Short Film Competition, was the guest of a "Question and Answer"...

Art museums in Istanbul reopen with COVID-19 measures

ISTANBUL  Contemporary art museums in Istanbul reopened to art lovers Tuesday as Turkey continued to ease restrictions against the novel coronavirus.  The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (Istanbul Modern), Pera Museum,...

International Migration Film Festival kicks off

ISTANBUL  Turkey's International Migration Film Festival kicked off Sunday night. The opening ceremony began with speeches by Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy. Soylu said...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – December 1, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Coronavirus...

Russia deploys S-300 defense system on Kuril Islands

MOSCOW  In a move likely to rile Japan, Russia on Tuesday deployed an S-300 air defense system on the disputed Kuril Islands in the North...

South Africa reports over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa recorded 4,173 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 796,472,...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at close

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index was up 0.02% to close Wednesday at 1,325.49 points. Starting the day at 1,326.76 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index earned...

2020 to be 1 of 3 warmest years on record: UN group

ANKARA The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional annual climate report released Wednesday said 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years...