Traditional Turkish theatre is constituted of types of theatrical performances such as “Karagöz,” “Meddah,” puppet theatre, “Ortaoyunu” and stage magic. Traditional theater, which has an important place in Anatolian culture, is the essence of contemporary Turkish theater.
Cinema was introduced to Anatolia by the end of the 19th century but the most productive era of Turkish cinema was the “Yeşilçam” period. Contemporary Turkish cinema is particularly on the rise nowadays with a variety of films winning awards at film festivals.
Turkey organizes a series of international film and theater festivals such as The Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Adana Golden Cocoon Film Festival, If Istanbul Film festival and Ankara, Istanbul and Eskişehir Theater Festivals.