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UK government claims it can’t permit direct flights to North Cyprus as would “breach international law”

The British government has responded negatively to a petition on the UK Parliament website calling for direct flights to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The response, penned by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), said the “UK Government has no plans to authorise direct flights between the UK and the north of […]

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Britain’s Elfyn Evans wins Rally Turkey 2020 to regain lead in World Rally Championship

Toyota Gazoo driver Elfyn Evans and his co-driver Scott Martin emerged victorious on Sunday after three days of gruelling racing in Marmaris, to win Rally Turkey 2020 in a time of 2.43.02.7. Belgium’s Thierry Neuville came second, 35.2 seconds behind Evans, and France’s Sébastien Loeb and 9-times world champion was third, a further 24.2sec adrift. Both […]

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Opposition MP İmam Taşçıer submits draft bill for Turkish Kurds to be educated in native tongue

A Kurdish politician from Diyarbakır is aiming to change the law so schoolchildren can be educated in their native tongue. İmam Taşçıer, an MP for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (Halkların Demokratik Partisi, HDP), has submitted a draft bill to the Turkish Parliament for Kurmanji and Zazaki, the two languages commonly spoken by Turkey’s Kurdish population, […]