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64% of books sold in Turkey bought by women

The online bookstore D&R has released the results of a survey it did on reading trends in Turkey to mark International Women’s Day on...

Journalist given prison sentence for painting in Turkey

Journalist and painter Zehra Dogan has been convicted of "making propaganda for a terrorist organisation" for sharing her paintings depicting the period of curfews in Mardin...

Filmmaker protests visa ban as The Salesman wins best foreign language Oscar

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman has won the best foreign language film Oscar, bringing the award to the filmmaker a second time. Farhadi...

Ummiye Kocak: A success story from the Turkish countryside to New York

Ummiye Kocak is a play writer, director and women's rights activist who was unable to continue her education after primary school in a family of 10...

Publisher closes Turkish magazine after backlash on cartoon lampooning Moses

The publisher of Turkish satirical magazine GirGir has decided to close the magazine after the publication of a cartoon lampooning Moses received backlash from the...

Filmmakers for Peace made urgent call for solidarity in 67th Berlinale

Filmmakers for Peace members demonstrated at the launch of the 67th Berlin Film Festival Berlinale in solidarity with Turkey's Academics for Peace. The group highlighted the oppression...

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble wins Grammy

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble won the best world music album Grammy Award for the 2016 album Sing Me Home, featuring tunes...

‘Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits’, a documentary film about Istanbul

Istanbul with its nearby 15 million inhabitants, is the largest city in Europe and makes up the biggest city in Turkey with 20% of the...

World Press Photo 2017: Russian ambassador’s killing photo wins award

An image of the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, has taken first prize in the 2017 World Press Photo awards.Burhan Ozbilici's...

A story drawn: 141

Journalist and painter Zehra Dogan has opened an exhibition in the eastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey. Zehra Dogan was a reporter for JINHA, a women's...

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