Privately run beaches in Bodrum and Çeşme, two widely popular summer resorts in western Turkey, reap massive revenues throughout the summer, but they are also under fire for high fees. Moreover, companies operating beaches face allegations of tax evasion and unregistered employment.
First performed in 1999, one of the most entertaining and appreciated musicals, "Mamma Mia," will be back on stage in Istanbul from Sept. 29-Oct. 4. Having been watched by 54 million viewers around the world, "Mamma Mia" has been staged in 17 languages with 49 different productions in 440 cities. Inspired by ABBA's timeless songs, "Mamma Mia" will be performed at the Zorlu Performing Arts Center after a seven-year recess.
Fikret Otyam, a renowned Turkish painter and journalist, died on Sunday at the age of 89. Otyam was undergoing treatment at a hospital in the southern city of Antalya for renal failure.
Goksan Ozman, poster designer for hits such as Noah and Gravity, is one of two finalists for Avatar sequel
American pop superstar Taylor Swift has credited rapper Jay Z with helping to mend the rift between herself and fellow muso Kanye West.