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Eurovision ticket sales halted due to irregularities

Just three days after they went on sale, the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation (KAN) halted the purchase of tickets for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest due to suspected irregularities.  Public broadcaster cites concerns over …

2019 proclaimed as year of Nasimi in Turkic world

TURKSOY Permanent Council of Culture Ministers has proclaimed 2019 as the year of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Imadeddin Nasimi as well as the great Turkish poet Aşık Veysel. The corresponding …

Kazakh film among Oscar contenders

The Kazakh film Ayka has been shortlisted together with eight other films for the 2019 Oscar for best foreign-language motion picture. The film by Kazakh director Sergei Dvortsevoy is about the ordeals of an …

Sergei Parajanov’s exhibition opens in Istanbul

The exhibition of works by the famous film director and artist Sergei Parajanov "Parajanov. With Sarkis" opened in Istanbul. The event is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the birth of the master. According to the …

Event dedicated to Tajik culture held in Baku

An event dedicated to Tajik culture, organized by Tajikistan’s embassy in Azerbaijan, was held in Baku on October 30. Welcoming the guests, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Azerbaijan Rustam Soli stressed the diversity …

Azerbaijan to host Days of Iranian culture

Days of Iranian Culture will be held in Baku on June 27 - July 1. The concerts with participation of Iranian figures of arts, exhibitions, screening films and theatrical performances are planned to be held as part of the event. In …

Saudi Arabia to open 100 theaters by 2030

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., controlled by China’s Dalian Wanda, was granted the first cinema license in Saudi Arabia and plans to open 100 theaters with the country’s Public Investment Fund. AMC, the world’s …

Turkey and China to cooperate in culture sphere

Turkey has ratified an agreement with China to open a cultural center in this country, the Turkish official newspaper Resmi Gazete reported. In turn, the Chinese cultural center will open in Turkey. The document also envisages …

Saudi Arabia starts issuing movie theater licences

Saudi Arabia began issuing licences yesterday to operate movie theaters in the kingdom ahead of their reopening, after a decades-long ban was lifted as part of a far-reaching liberalization drive. The kingdom's culture and …