Turkey, Culture

Turkey to support theaters with nearly $2M amid virus

Culture and Tourism Ministry more than trebles support to private theaters in 2 years

Yasemin Kalyoncuoglu   | 11.01.2021
Turkey to support theaters with nearly $2M amid virus


Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry will support theaters, the most affected sector from the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly $2 million in 2021, it said on Monday.

According to a statement, the support package was increased by three-and-a-half times this season compared to the 2018-19 season.

The package will be extended to 451 private theaters, it said.

In 2019-2020, private theaters received some 6.1 million Turkish liras (nearly $820,000) in support.

The ministry will introduce new works of local playwrights this season for art enthusiasts both physically and digitally.

*Writing by Sena Guler

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