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Turkish soap operas: Reconciliation Of Conventional Norms And Modernity


A conference organized at Indiana University, in the U.S. has recently focused on a very interesting theme, the dazzling effect of Turkish soap operas on millions of people. It is not a new phenomenon that soap operas travel between regions, but the fact that Chile's largest television audience, for example, last year was captured not by the country's World Cup match against Brazil but by a Turkish soap opera, was worth looking at, according to the researchers at Indiana University.

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Turkish Director Kutluğ Ataman's 'The Lamb' (Kuzu) Tackles Circumcision And Tradition in Rural Culture

In his new film ‘The Lamb,' internationally renowned Turkish filmmaker and video artist Kutluğ Ataman takes us to an eastern Anatolian village. Ataman talked to Daily Sabah about the themes in ‘The Lamb' and his upcoming film project about Turkey's Feb. 28 military coup

"The Lamb" ('Kuzu' in Turkish) takes place in an eastern Anatolian village. According to tradition, 27-year-old Medine has to serve oven-roast lamb at the circumcision feast of her little son Mert. Medine does her best to earn enough money to buy a sheep. Ismail, Medine's unemployed husband, is under a lot of stress.

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Angelina Jolie and President Erdoğan to Join Refugees for Iftar


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres will join members of the refugee community for iftar, the fast-breaking dinner during Ramadan, on Saturday in the southeastern province of Mardin. Alongside Erdoğan and Guterres, Oscar-winning American actress and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie is also expected to participate to the event, local sources reported.

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Is Damian Lewis the Next James Bond?


Damian Lewis could become the next James Bond have forced U.K. bookmakers to slash their odds on him taking the role. Meanwhile, 007 production company Eon Productions has released behind-the-scenes footage of the opening sequence of the latest Bond film, "Spectre."

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