Culture

UPDATE – Turkey EU need to work hand in hand: EU chief

March 4, 2020

Turkey and the European Union need to work in cooperation to address common challenges EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said late Tuesday.Mentioning his meeting with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu Borrell…

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Father of Turkish arabesque music: Muslum Gurses

March 2, 2020

Turkish singer Muslum Gurses a national legend for his mournful melancholy lyrics and contributions to arabesque music will be remembered this week at an Istanbul cemetery as Tuesday marks the seventh anniversary of his passing.Gurses musical talent w…

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US: Syrian offensive devoid of fighting terrorism

February 27, 2020

The U.S. on Wednesday slammed the Syrian regime and its allies’ stated reasoning for their ongoing campaign in Idlib province denying any sort of interest on their part in fighting terrorismThe Assad regimes interest in Idlib has nothing to do with fig…

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Bollywood triggers debate surrounding Kashmiri Hindus

February 14, 2020

A Kashmiri Hindu woman broke down at the premiere of the movie Shikara, a romantic period drama loosely based on the migration of the community from Indian-administered Kashmir at the onset of an armed insurgency.In a video which went viral on social …

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Parasite makes Oscars history, also wins 4 awards

February 10, 2020

Bong Joon-ho’s seething satire of economic privilege and class disparities became the first non-English language film to win Best Picture in the Academy Awards’ 92-year history Sunday, also walking away with the night’s largest Oscars haul.The black co…

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Kashmiris find relevant messages in Turkish TV series – Popularity of Resurrection: Ertugrul grows as more Kashmiris get hooked on its epic scenes, political message

January 31, 2020

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) – Once annoyed at his colleagues’ hours-long discussions of a Turkish TV series, Kashmiri public relations professional Mukhtar Ahmad Baba was shocked to find it was not simply an imitation of Indian soap operas. Hooked…

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UPDATE – Erdogan embarks on 3-country Africa tour – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit Algeria, Gambia and Senegal

January 26, 2020

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday departed for Algeria, the first stop of his three-nation African tour.We are determined to enhance ties with African countries, Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul before his departure.The…

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Turkey determined to stand by Libyans, says Erdogan – Ankara wants to ensure peace in Libya, prevent foreign intervention against UN-recognized government, says Turkish president

January 26, 2020

ALGIERS, Algeria (AA) – Turkey is resolutely standing with the Libyan people in their hour of need, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.He was speaking at a joint news conference with his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune following th…

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