Authors meet readers in International Eurasia Book Fair

By Musa Alcan </p> <p>ISTANBUL (AA) – Several authors met with booklovers in the first International Eurasia Book Fair opened on Saturday in Istanbul.</p> <p>The festival, of which Anadolu Agency is the global communication partner, is supported by Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry, Ministry of National Education, Turkish broadcaster TRT and the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce.</p> <p>Historian Erhan Afyoncu, Iskender Pala, Ustun Inanc and Gurbuz Azak were among the authors who attended the fair. </p> <p>&quot;I loved this place. I think it will better off over time,&quot; Inanc, one of the authors, told Anadolu Agency.</p> <p>Azak, another writer, said such fairs are newly enriched and that they are “extremely useful”.</p> <p>The first edition of International Eurasia Book Fair will host more than 200 publishing houses from 70 countries.

The nine-day fair being held under the theme A Long Story will host more than 100 writers.


Istanbul film festival gets underway

By Musa Alcan

ISTANBUL (AA) – The Sixth International Bosphorus Film Festival began Friday in Istanbul with nearly 90 films competing.

The festival is organized with the support of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry and General Directorate of Cinema. Anadolu Agency is its global communications partner.

The event kicked off with 'The Old Man and The Gun' — a 2018 American crime comedy written and directed by American filmmaker David Lowery.

The festival, which runs through Nov. 3, will host 88 films from 41 countries and the winners will receive at least 400,000 Turkish liras ($71,500) in prize money.

Participants will be awarded in the categories of national feature film, international feature film and short film.

The festival is hosting Leila Hatami and Payman Maadi, two of the most distinguished actors of Iranian cinema.

Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa, Portuguese film producer Paulo Branco and Bent Hamer, a film director, writer and producer from Norway, are also among the participants.

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Istanbul energy conference to ‘open new horizons’

By Dilara Zengin

ISTANBUL (AA) – World Energy Congress 2016 will open new horizons to form a sustainable global energy future, combined with Turkey’s motto of “energy for peace”, Turkey’s Energy Minister Berat Albayrak said on Sunday.

The triennial event, of which Anadolu Agency is the Global Communication Partner for 2016, started at the Istanbul Congress Valley on Sunday.

Speaking at a press conference, Albayrak said that Turkey will contribute to global and regional peace in light of country’s “energy for peace” motto.

“We are glad to host this congress in Istanbul where the high level representatives of energy sector will come together and try to build the future of energy markets. The congress will provide an environment for new cooperations through a platform which will discuss the balance for global and regional demand and supply in energy,” he said.

“We will evaluate current joint projects and possible cooperation opportunities with the participants. A positive synergy will be created with the gathering of all stakeholders of the energy sector,” he added.

Albayrak said that the congress will be a cornerstone to form a fair global energy future by providing a say to countries in order to find inclusive solutions to existing problems.

“Turkey is not only a territory which links east and west but also a stable energy bridge for the region,” he said.

From 130 countries, four presidents and over 250 speakers will participate in the congress.