Searching for a blockbuster: Gallipoli on film
Big-minded but small-budget Turkish Canakkale Campaign movies have not done as well as expected at the box office. AA speaks to directors and critics about depictions of this famous battle

Afghanistan welcomes spring with Newroz celebrations
For the first time in more than a decade Afghan forces, rather than foreign forces, guarded the annual Newroz celebration

Kenya's harassing baboons
For those who farm close to Aberdare National Park, baboons and monkeys have been a menace

Istanbul Photo Awards winners announced
Daniel Berehulak wins Photo of the Year 2014 at Anadolu Agency's 1st Istanbul Photo Awards

Guides of Gallipoli: healing division, honoring the past
Visitor numbers to Turkey's main WWI battle sites peak at this time of year. Now AA meets the tour guides whose passion for history burns all year long.

'Turkish Elvis' buried in Istanbul
Turkish rock singer Erol Buyukburc, 79, was found dead in his home in Istanbul on March 12

Turkey's 'Elvis' found dead in Istanbul
Rock pioneer Erol Buyukburc, who introduced a whole generation to rock and roll music, dies aged 79.

Ethiopian city dwellers shun arranged marriage
Abebe and his 24-year-old bride are among the many urban Ethiopians who are increasingly shunning traditional notions of arranged marriage

Istanbul Film Festival gears up for April launch
This year's festival program consists of more than 200 films by directors from 62 countries.