Author: Gizem Öztürk

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Film review: My Father’s Violin falls short on quality music, but as a feel-good drama does satisfy

A cursory glance at the poster of My Father’s Violin / Babamın Kemanı (2022) as you scroll through Netflix suggests a nostalgic dive into a virtuoso’s life. Whilst this new Turkish movie doesn’t take the ‘Whiplash’ route into an upcoming musician’s world, as Engin Altan Düzyatan portrays an already esteemed violinist, this film not only […]

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North Cyprus boxer Metin ‘Ironfist’ Turunç crowned UBO Cruiser Weight champion

Boxer Metin Turunç won the Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) International Cruiser Weight title against Elnur Mammadov from Azerbaijan in a fight staged in Istanbul on 13 May. This was Turunç’s second major belt and a significant feat for the boxer, nicknamed “Ironfist”, from the embargoed Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. Turunç was initially expected to […]

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Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: a cinematic masterpiece and the golden egg of the franchise

Binge watching the Harry Potter series during the Christmas season has become a yearly tradition for many regardless of age. If we’re being honest, television networks and streaming services take advantage of almost every public holiday where there’s a family gathering to air Harry Potter marathons, but Christmas takes the cake! It’s simply a comfort […]