Author: İpek Özerim

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Germany welcomes Turkish academics 84 years after Atatürk did same for Jews fired by the Nazis

Turkish scholars fired from their jobs following a mass purge in Turkey have found an unexpected guardian angel in Germany. In a bizarre twist of fate, the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, launched last year and inspired by a German Jewish academic saved by Turks, is helping refugee researchers fleeing persecution in their home countries to find […]

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Europe refuses to extradite terror suspects to Turkey

Turkey’s domestic battle against multiple terrorist groups is being thwarted by its Western allies. Since 2007, Ankara has secured the extradition of just 12 of a possible 448 terror suspects currently residing in Europe. According to a report in Turkish daily Sözcü, most of those wanted by Turkey are accused of being members of the […]

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George Michael dies aged 53
 

One of Britain’s finest singers has passed away of suspected heart failure. George Michael’s death was announced on Christmas Day in a statement by his publicist: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period…The family would ask that […]

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Disabled Soner Sabriler trapped in 1st floor flat, failed by Haringey’s housing crisis

A 61-year-old Turkish Cypriot man with severe mobility problems is a virtual prisoner in his own home due to a chronic shortage of social housing in his borough and the unwillingness of the council’s independent medical advisors to upgrade his priority status. Soner Sabriler lives in a small, 2-bedroom, first-floor flat off Green Lanes, Harringay, […]

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€10,000 fine for athletes using Ercan as Greek Cypriot authorities step up action against “illegal” airport

The Greek Cypriot Football Association (KOP) has threatened to severely punish any members who travel from Ercan Airport in North Cyprus. According to South Cyprus daily Alithia, the KOP Executive Board announced that any groups or individual members found travelling from Ercan Airport will be fined ten thousand Euros for a first-time offence and face […]

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Turkish brands woo Britain

In sophisticated markets like the UK, you need spectacular branding. This process of creating a unique identity is not just about the company or product name and a logo, but also its values, personality, people, culture and service, which shape the way customers and the wider world perceive it. T-VINE takes a look at how […]

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First solo exhibition for top fashion photographers Mert Alaş and Marcus Piggott

Since landing their first front cover, for Dazed & Confused in 1997, Mert & Marcus have pushed the boundaries of fashion photography, blurring the lines between artistry and commercial shoots. Their distinctive and powerful photographs of models and celebrities, including Madonna, Kate Moss and Kim Kardashian,  have featured in cult publications such as i-D, Love, and […]