Melis Alemdar is a staff writer at TRT World.
On the anniversary of Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar after many atrocities, Fozia Alvi, a Canada-based doctor, recounts the physical and psychological sufferings she encountered while treating them in Bangladeshi camps.
Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist and singer Yilian Canizares have gone through similar experiences growing up in Cuba, and they understand what it means to endure all the restrictions and then open up to the world.
As President Erdogan was re-elected on Sunday to lead Turkey, we spoke to Ahmet Tarik Celenk, a prominent political analyst, who explained what Erdogan's victory implies in local and geopolitical contexts.
Conductor and kanun player Hakan Gungor brings together musicians from the former Ottoman lands to form an orchestra.
Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has declared 2018 as the Year of Troy. Located in northwest Anatolia near the Dardanelles, Troy is a site immortalised by the ancient Greek poet Homer in his mythical epics the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey."
Oum Kulthum was a legendary Egyptian singer and the most famous woman in Egypt after Cleopatra. In her film "Looking for Oum Kulthum," Iranian filmmaker Shirin Neshat has brought the diva’s story to the screen, with personal touches.
Mu Tunc’s debut film about a young and disgruntled punk singer was first screened at !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival. We met up with the director to hear more about his influences and future projects.
Sadaf Foroughi’s debut feature depicts the troubles of an Iranian teenager after she makes an innocent bet with her schoolmates.
Gokcen Kaynatan’s music is as fresh as it was composed about five decades ago. But can this 78-year-old rock and roller find a niche in the 21st century and connect with a new generation?
World-renowned historian Philip Mansel believes the multiculturalism that existed in much of the Middle East before WWI is now found in places like London, which he says has transformed from a dull English city to a vibrant multi-ethnic stronghold.
An Istanbul woman has just opened a restaurant. It caters to paying patrons during the day, and offers free meals to the homeless in the evening. Ayse Tukrukcu says this is just the beginning.
Documentary film and animation makers attended the 11th Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival, where many architects' works were showcased. TRT World spoke to Mahera Omar from Pakistan and Atom Saskal from Turkey.
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