Author: Ceren Günel

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The meteoric rise of fashion designer Dilara Fındıkoğlu

If you haven’t heard Dilara Fındıkoğlu’s name, where have you been? The London-based Turkish designer hit the headlines in September 2017 following her controversial Satan-themed catwalk show at St Andrew Holborn Church during London Fashion Week. Since then she’s enjoyed a meteoric rise, dressing global super stars for the red carpet and gala events. Described […]

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Erdem’s AW19 collection inspired by an Italian princess

Internationally acclaimed designer Erdem paid tribute to a distinguished Italian historical personality in his latest collection that went on show at London Fashion Week last month. Rome’s Princess Orietta Doria Pamphilj was the inspiration behind Erdem’s Autumn/Winter 2019 (AW19) Ready-To-Wear Collection, which debuted with a stunning catwalk at the National Portrait Gallery on 18 February. […]

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İmamoğlu vs. Yıldırım: who are the two main candidates running for Istanbul Mayor?

Turkey is gearing up for Local Elections taking place next Sunday, 31 March 2019. As the biggest metropolis in Turkey, Istanbul carries huge significance among the 30 metropolitan municipalities whose council members will be decided in next week’s vote. T-VINE compares the two main candidates running to become Istanbul Mayor: former Prime Minister and joint […]

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National treasure, actress Ayşen Gruda is laid to rest

On Wednesday, 23 January, Ayşen Gruda died in Istanbul aged 74 after fighting against pancreas cancer for one-and-a-half years. She had been in intensive care for the past month before she passed away. She was one of a handful of female comedians in Turkey and among the nation’s favourite actresses. A statement issued by Kağıthane […]

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150 years of Kızılay, also known as the Turkish Red Crescent: top 10 facts

Turkey’s largest humanitarian organisation, the Turkish Red Crescent, or Kızılay, has been celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Established on 11 June 1868, it has been a core part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Headquartered in the Turkish capital Ankara, Kızılay provides first aid, collects blood donations and provides assistance during […]

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Review: Sibel, an impressive movie about Otherness from a mute outcast’s eyes

Award-winning Turkish drama Sibel made its UK debut on 6 December, Thursday evening at the birthplace of British cinema, Regent Street Cinema during London Film Week 2018. Sibel is the third collaboration between Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti and explores the “topic of exclusion and our relationship to the unknown, to the ‘Other” finely. Presented […]

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Zeynep Kartal’s Ottoman-inspired Spring Summer 2019 collection pays homage to ‘Lost Jewel’

Acclaimed Manchester-based Turkish designer Zeynep Kartal once again pays homage to her heritage with her Spring Summer 2019 collection. Inspired by the diamond Chelengk given to British Vice Admiral Horatio by Ottoman Sultan Selim III, the collection also celebrates the designer’s ties with her second home, England. Equally significant, Queen Elizabeth II permitted Kartal to […]