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‘All change’ for Djanan Turan, performing new music at Friday’s BaBa ZuLa concert

One of the main faces of London’s underground Turkish psychedelic folk scene, Djanan Turan is undergoing a musical reinvention. Fans attending Friday’s concert at the Jazz Café, where the singer-songwriter shares the bill with BaBa ZuLa (the kings of Istanbul psychedelia), will be able to listen to Djanan’s new musical direction, an altogether mellower and […]

Festivals
Tickets on sale for Taste of Anatolia film festival opening party at Cambridge University

The UK’s newest Turkish film festival Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkeykicks off in style with this prestigious opening dinner party at St John’ College, University of Cambridge. During the evening, the public will be able to mingle with films stars from Turkey, leading film academics from British universities, and local Cambridge politicians, making […]

Festivals
Cambridge to host new Turkish film festival Taste of Anatolia

  Film charity Balik Arts is launching a brand-new film festival in the heart of historic university city Cambridge. Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey will run for three days on the first weekend of September 2018. Award-winning actor-turned-director Onur Saylak is among the special guests confirmed as attending. Running from 31 August to […]

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Turkish entrepreneurs to launch legal challenge against the UK Home Office

  Turkish entrepreneurs who set up businesses in the UK under rights provided to them through the European Communities Association Agreement (ECAA, commonly known as the Ankara Agreement) are preparing to launch a legal challenge against the UK’s Home Office. Until 16 March 2018, Turkish nationals who set up businesses in the UK under the […]

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Competition: two pairs of tickets to see BaBa ZuLa live in London

  Four lucky people have the chance to trip out to the eclectic sounds of BaBa ZuLa. Hailing from Istanbul, these ethno-electro specialists are globally renowned for their unique mix of Turkish folk, dance, dub, and rock, fused with politically-charged lyrics. Their gigs attract diverse audiences, from modern day shamans to veteran punk rockers and […]

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Five Turks among nominees for world’s Most Beautiful Faces of 2018

Independent critics have announced their nominees for this year’s top 100 Most Beautiful Faces. The nominations include five stunning actors and models from Turkey. Turkish nominees in the women’s Most Beautiful Faces category are Afra Saraçoğlu, Elçin Sangu, and Hande Erçel, while Barış Arduç and Çağatay Ulusoy are included in the men’s list of Most […]

Music
London’s Jazz Café set to host Oriental dub legends BaBa ZuLa

Probably Turkey’s best musical export, BaBa ZuLa has gained a huge global fanbase with their stunning delivery of Istanbul psychedelia. Performing since their student days at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul in the late 1980s, BaBa ZuLa’s authentic blend of Turkish folk, complete with electric saz and spoons, is fed through the musical filters of dub, […]

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Young Enfield councillor Tolga Aramaz critically injured in Ibiza

A young British Turkish councillor was seriously injured after plummeting from a second-floor apartment block in Ibiza. Tolga Aramaz, 23, the representative for Edmonton Green, was admitted into hospital in the early hours of Friday morning. He remains in intensive care, although friends and family present at his bedside say his condition is stable. The […]