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‘Magnificent Century’ bids farewell to TV viewers after four seasonsTurkey’s most popular TV series “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” (Magnificent Century), which has reached hundreds of millions around the world, had its finale with the 139th episode on June 11. 

The main character of the series, the 16th-century Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, played by Halit Ergenç, died in the final episode during his expedition to Zigetvar.

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Turkish foundations to reconstruct 119 historic monuments in 13 yearsFoundations Kastamonu Area Manager Yavuz Yücebıyık has stated that,since 2000 foundations has reconstructed 110 historic monuments. 23 million 311 thousand TL were spent.

He has reminded that, the regional Office was established in 1988. He continued; we protect the values of ancestry heirloom monuments. Also have performed extensive studies in Kastamonu, Zonguldak, Bartin Karabük... Add a comment

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Ancient counting game sweeps Turkish schools'Mangala,' a long forgotten counting game sees a revival in Turkish schools thanks to the effort of two brothers.



Adem Yerlikaya, a 13-year-old student from Istanbul, has been playing 'Mangala,' a strategic counting game, for a year. His friend, Furkan Aslan, has been playing the game for almost seven months. The two friends participated in a two-day tournament in Istanbul, competing with... Add a comment

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Justin Timberlake makes debut performance in TurkeyJustin Timberlake will perform on May 26th at Istanbul's ITU Stadium.



Pop and R&B star Justin Timberlake will perform for the first time in Turkey on May 26th in his concert tour entitled, "The 20/20 Experience."

Tickets for Timberlake's concert at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Stadium have been on sale since the beginning of December.

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Turkish celeb becomes goodwill ambassador for UNICEFTuba Buyukustun, renowned in the Gulf nations through Turkish series, is the lastest Turkish figure to join UNICEF team

Turkish TV celebrity Tuba Buyukustun joined the national goodwill ambassadors of United Nations Children's Rights and Emergency Relief Organization (UNICEF) on Wednesday.

The actress, renowned both in Turkey and in the Arab world through numerous Turkish TV series, said it... Add a comment

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Historic caravanserai a hub for visitors of central townAksaray’s Sultanhanı caravanserai, which was built eight centuries ago, is one of the most significant tourist attractions in central Anatolia.

The Sultanhanı caravanserai, located in the central Anatolian province of Aksaray’s Sultanhanı district and known as the largest caravanserai in Anatolia, draws great interest from visitors. 

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2nd Red Tulip Film Festival to kick off in RotterdamOrganized by the Cultural Foundation Netherlands and Turkey, the second Red Tulip Film Festival will start on May 25 in the Netherlands.

The Second Red Tulip Film Festival, aiming to promote Turkish films in the Netherlands, will kick off on May 25 in Rotterdam. 

At a press conference in the Dutch Consulate in Istanbul, Consul General Robert Schuddeboom said showing Turkish films in... Add a comment

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16.6% of Turkey’s population was youngTurkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced Youth Statistics, 2013. According to that, the young population in total population was estimated to decrease to 15.1 percent in 2023, 11.7 percent in 2050 and 10.1 percent in 2075, respectively.

In 2013, 16.6 percent of Turkey’s population was young

Total population of Turkey was 76 million 667 thousand 864, young population was 12... Add a comment

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1,500-year-old columns unearthed in DenizliLaodicea, an archaeological site located in the Turkish village of Eskihisar, revealed one of its long-kept secrets

Undiscovered for almost 1,500 years, a monumental columned portico was found during the excavations in the biblical city, Laodicea.

According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, restoration work on structures as the site including the Church of Laodicea, Temple A, the... Add a comment

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Byzantine ancestors of tablet computers found in Yenikapı diggingsYenikapı excavations that started nearly 10 years ago has brought back Istanbul’s historical heritage to 8,500 years. A wooden notebook, which was found in a sunken ship, the replica of which will sail, is considered the Byzantine’s invention akin to the likes of the modern-day tablet computer. 

During archaeological excavations, experts have also found striking information on animal... Add a comment

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Turkish movie to compete at Milano Film Festival'The Butterfly's Dream' will run in the categories of Best Acting Performance Female, Best Production Design and Best Music.

Turkish movie "The Butterfly's Dream," directed by famous Turkish filmmaker Yilmaz Erdogan, has been nominated to run in the Milano International Film Festival in three categories.

The films, actors-actresses and directors to compete for awards in the festival have... Add a comment
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