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The theatre of Turkey encompasses the traditional theatre practice of the Ottoman period and the modern Turkish theatre. In Turkey, theatre acts are performed by numerous private theatre companies and subsidized companies such as the general directorate of Turkish State Theatres or Istanbul Municipality Theatre.
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