Author: İpek Özerim

News - TRNC
Pioneering Turkey-TRNC water pipeline is complete

The final 500 metres of the pipeline that will transport fresh water from Turkey to Cyprus was laid on Friday, 7th August. Turkey’s Forest and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu, who has overseen the $537m project since its inception, was among those to witness the last section of pipes to be assembled before being submerged […]

Features
Levent Büyükuğur on Frescobaldi and his never-ending Italian love affair

Since forming Istanbul Doors in 1993, Levent Büyükuğur has quietly revolutionised Istanbul’s nightlife and restaurant scene. His diners and clubs, Changa, Lucca, Kitchenette and Angelique among them, are bywords for sophisticated quality, while his compatriots have also been treated to new culinary delights through his introduction of international chains such as Zuma to Turkey. In […]

My World
My World: Canan Sağar

Her debut release ‘13’ is an assured, yet intense album, dealing with assorted issues, from child abuse to loneliness. Tight Turkish Folk-Rock arrangements tread familiar ground. What carries the album are Canan’s poignant, self-penned lyrics and powerful vocals, moving effortlessly from tender ballads to fiery missives, making each of her 13 tracks compelling listening.  Where […]

Entrepreneurs
How Ted & Mus conquered Turkish barbering
 

We may be living through the austerity years, but one sector that is booming is men’s grooming. Men’s desire to splash the cash to look good has propelled the sector to be worth some £1 bn. It’s not just about buying moisturiser and bronzers. Guys are also bypassing the cheap and cheerful barbers’ shop where […]

Holidays
Get away to the Çanakkale Peninsula

Visiting the Gallipoli battlefields during this centenary year is certainly one the major reasons to travel to the southwest coast of Turkey, but that’s not all the Çanakkale district has to offer. From its charming old city centre to the resplendent ruins of ancient Troy, travellers can sample the best of classic and contemporary history, […]

News - TRNC
Remembering inspirational woman Safiye Nadir

Safiye Nadir, mother of business tycoon Asil Nadir, passed away at her home in Bellapais on 17 April aged 94. Of Turkish Cypriot origin, she was born in Lefkoşa in 1920 to a police officer father Mustafa Şevki and his wife Havva, a housewife. Safiye was their first child and their only daughter. Based near […]

News - Features
Countdown begins to TRNC Presidential Elections

Next Sunday, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will go to the polls to elect a new President. Seven candidates are vying for the political hot seat, including incumbent, Dr. Derviş Eroğlu. The TRNC operates a Parliamentary political system, which means the Presidency is primarily a symbolic role. However, since the times of the first […]

News - Turkey
Legendary singer Müzeyyen Senar laid to rest

Müzeyyen Senar, the 96-year-old doyen of Turkish Classical music, was laid to rest on Tuesday 17 Feb. She had passed away at a hospital in İzmir last Sunday after contracting pneumonia, with her daughter Feraye and son Ömer by her side. Thousands turned out to pay their respects to the singer who was buried following […]