Melis Alemdar is a staff writer at TRT World.
The bad boy of the Greek pantheon Dionysus was the god of fertility, orchards and fruit, insanity, winemaking and wine, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, festivity and theatre.
TRT World talks to Professor Engin Beksac of Trakya University, who explains the significance of the ancient sun disc, and its connection to astronomy.
“It’s not exactly street art, what we do,” say Kadir Celik and Furkan Akhan, two young painters who were assigned to paint the classic onto a set of stairs in the Beyoglu district.
As you wait for your flight at the new Istanbul Airport, you may take in the many civilisations Anatolia has hosted in its thousands of years of history.
The PDSA award committee was impressed by Magawa's skill of detecting underground mines and felt he deserved a gold medal for his bravery.
Industrial designer Yasemin Kose of Roka Design, says the recycling sector in Turkey truly began to develop in 2017 with the start of the Zero Waste Project. TRT World talks to her about the country's waste management.
Describing itself as the “#1 social media platform specialised in volunteering”, Bevol brings together volunteers, including Syrian refugees, with corporations and institutions around the world. TRT World talks to co-founder Hasan al Heraki.
The Campus of Colours, a Turkish NGO, now accepting applications for its eighth season, widens the horizons of university students so they can be responsible leaders and supporters of equal opportunity.
A brand new startup brings together food vendors and customers by offering large discounts on surplus food, preventing food loss and aiming for a profit at the same time.
A new exhibition amidst the pandemic focuses on the traditional Turkish shadow puppet Karagoz and his cohorts. The exhibition can be seen until September 21 at the Beyoglu, Istanbul location.
TRT World was able to preview autumn’s most hotly-tipped exhibitions at contemporary art museum Arter, and spoke with Alev Ebuzziya Siesbye’s curator, Eda Berkmen, about her show “Repetition”.
Olgun Ozdemir’s 2019 feature has been winning awards at several festivals. He talks to TRT World about his process and what the film has meant to him.
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