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Spire of Leander’s Tower dismantled for restoration, sparking claims of incompetence

Footage taken from the Bosporus strait on Saturday showed that the top of Leander's Tower had disappeared, leading to claims that a botched attempt...

Musicians in Turkey outraged as local authorities ban another music festival

A number of musicians have expressed outrage over local authorities’ recent move to ban the Zeytinli Rock Festival, which has been held annually in...

Festival in eastern Turkey had to be cancelled due to ban

Hundreds of people who travelled to the eastern Turkish province of Tunceli to attend a culture festival have taken to the streets to protest...

Celebrating Easter in Turkey: a way for Armenians to show they still exist

Alin Ozinian Armenians in Turkey, who are mainly concentrated in Istanbul, will celebrate Easter on Sunday at home this year due to restrictions imposed in...

Last traces of Ankara’s Jews in peril

The Jewish heritage of Turkey’s capital city, Ankara, which dates back to the 2nd century BC, is faced with destruction as the abandoned homes...

Smuggled out in 1964, ancient sculpture of mother-goddess Cybele returns to Anatolia

A 1,700-year-old sculpture of Cybele, an Anatolian goddess associated with abundance and fertility, returned to Turkey after being smuggled abroad 56 years ago, Turkish...

Minority newspapers in Turkey are struggling to survive

Alin Ozinian Turkey’s Press Advertising Agency (BİK), the state body responsible for regulating publicly funded advertisements in the media, during its last general assembly of...

Netflix removes ‘Designated Survivor’ episode due to demand from Turkey

Netflix has removed an episode of political thriller series "Designated Survivor" in Turkey following a demand from the country’s censor board, the Deadline news...

Turkish actor Bilginer wins for Best Performance at 47th Int’l Emmy Awards

Famous Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer on Monday won the award for Best Performance by an Actor at the 47th International Emmy Awards in New York, the...

Sculptor whose work Erdoğan called ‘monstrous’ wins compensation case

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that Mehmet Aksoy suffered a violation of his rights when a statue he had sculpted was described as “monstrous” by then-Prime...

12,000-year-old lake in Turkish town destroyed over rumor of hidden treasure

A 12,000-year-old lake in a Turkish town was completely obliterated after an official excavation in search of hidden treasure from the Roman era, according to the...

Turkish rappers release 2 songs criticizing social injustice, human rights abuses

Turkish rappers on Friday released two new songs criticizing the Turkish government and urging the public, especially young people, to raise their voices against political and...

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