‘Leviathan’ Named Best Foreign Language Film at Palm Springs Film Fest

Written on January 11, 2015 – 11:09 am | by Maane Khatchatourian

Russian drama “Leviathan” was named best foreign language film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday. The fest, which comes to a close on Monday, also recognized Haluk Bilginer, who stars in Turkey’s “Winter Sleep,” and “Mommy” star Anne Dorval as best actor and actress in a foreign language film, respectively. PSIFF has… Read more »

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Ashley Tisdale Drops Price in Toluca Lake

Written on December 1, 2014 – 7:51 pm | by Mark David

SELLER: Ashley Tisdale LOCATION: Toluca Lake, CA PRICE: $2,599,000 SIZE: 3,406 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: All grown up former child star/pop singer Ashley Tisdale quietly listed her walled and gated residence in L.A.’s star-studded Toluca Lake area in early October at $2.649 million but just before Turkey Day reduced the asking… Read more »

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Box Office: ‘Hunger Games’ Rules Thanksgiving, ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ ‘Penguins’ Fall Short

Written on November 30, 2014 – 7:29 pm | by varietybrentlang

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ was the clear choice among Thanksgiving moviegoers, but Katniss Everdeen didn’t leave much left over for “Horrible Bosses 2″ or “Penguins of Madagascar” to feast on. The futuristic adventure pulled in a massive $82.7 million over the five-day holiday and $56.9 million in its sophomore weekend. Unfortunately, Turkey… Read more »

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Gokhan Tiryaki on Working with Palme d’Or Winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Written on November 22, 2014 – 5:19 pm | by Leo Barraclough

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland — Working with one of Turkey’s most eminent helmer/scribes, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, does not necessarily mean working with much of a budget. But, as cinematographer Gokhan Tiryaki put it at a conference on his filmmaking with Ceylan at Poland’s Camerimage fest, the director “works in the subliminal space.” Known for his explorations of… Read more »

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Q&A: Turkish Culture Minister Omer Celik

Written on November 13, 2014 – 12:23 pm | by carolehorst

Turkish Culture Minister Omer Celik was in Los Angeles during the American Film Market recently to tubthump his country’s tax incentives, soon to be implemented, for foreign producers as part of a push to take the film industry in Turkey to a new level in an upbeat year that has seen auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan… Read more »

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Crystal Side

Written on October 14, 2014 – 6:24 pm | by Adil Gürkan

Side is a resort town in Manavgat district of Antalya province. The name of the town derives from Anatolian “pomegranateâ€, which is a symbol of prosperity and wealth. Some archeological finds show that the history of this town dates back to Hittites Empire period. Being one of the oldest settlement in Anatolia, Side was supposedly founded before the 7th century BC. As many other towns and settlements of Pamphylia, Side lived through the same epochs of Anatolian history.

Side is a shining sun of the Mediterranean. The magic beauty of Side’s sunset and sunrises reflected in crystal bright sea waves and agleam

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Turkish Hospitality

Written on October 14, 2014 – 6:23 pm | by Adil Gürkan

Hospitality is one of the most distinctive features of Turks and also a national and religious duty. 
Turks will accept a stranger that comes to their doorsteps as a “guest from Godâ€. The identity, rank, position, social status of the guest does not matter nor it matters if he was invited or not. Regardless of their religion, beliefs, race or age all guests are welcomed with an equal respect and dignity. The most beautiful spot in the house is reserved as a “Guest Room†and kept ready as if a guest may come any time. The guest is hosted as a

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Admiral’s Travel Book

Written on October 14, 2014 – 6:23 pm | by Adil Gürkan

We have created a wonderful world made both of journey, serenity and fun.

Crystal Admiral Resort Suites & Spa Hotel is located in Kizilot district, Side – Antalya. Unique and comfortable architecture, crystal-clear water of Mediterranean Sea, beautiful Kizilot beach and outstanding landscapes make our hotel a vacation paradise.
Holidays spent at Crystal Admiral Resort Suites & Spawill become a great and all-time gift for you and your family. Pleasant memories of heartwarming days and moments you’ve experienced on your vacation will keep you happy during all your life.

During your stay, you will capture the atmosphere of mariners’ life reminding about the

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Written on October 28, 2013 – 9:33 pm | by Antalya

KEMER REGIONTurkish resort Kemer is located 42 km from Antalya lying at the feet of the Taurus Mountains. It is a fairy tale countryside of nine villages, very attractive to tourists.

The region magically combines the sea, the forest and the mountains to offer the best vacation for visitors, any time of the year. The healthy environment contributes to a wonderful state of mind and relaxation.The climate is Mediterranean, dry and hot but the sea water is always warm and alluring. The weather is marvelous 300 days a year. Kemer is an important



Written on October 28, 2013 – 9:33 pm | by Antalya

Aside from its natural beauty, Antalya is replete with historic wonders for tourists. Every year without fail, thousands of travelers are drawn to this area to discover for themselves one of the most beautiful nature walks.Lycia is the historic name for the Teke Peninsula skirted by small bays and high mountains. It has one of the most beautiful walking trails in the world extending for 509 kilometres from Fethiye to Antalya. This 3,000-year old ancient trade route was mapped and waymarked and is now open for the pleasure of thousands of