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Bağlama virtuoso Coşkun Karademir and tanbur master Özer Özel to perform in London and Ireland

Anatolia is the home of some of the world’s oldest civilisations and a land of heartfelt musical expression. Its current inhabitants draw on the languages, drawings, and culture of multiple tribes that have settled there. Two virtuosos, tanbur master Özer Özel and bağlama master Coşkun Karademir, come together to present their interpretation of Anatolia’s rich […]

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Tragedy as family of four commit suicide in Istanbul due to poverty

Four siblings aged between 48 and 60 have been found dead in a flat in the Fatih district of Istanbul. Police believe they died through chemical poisoning. A note left on their front door, possibly written by one of the siblings, said ‘Caution cyanide. Call the police, do not enter’. The police were alerted on […]

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Ankara: ‘Turkey is not a hotel’, Daesh prisoners to be repatriated

DAESH prisoners will be sent back to their countries of origin, Turkey announced on Sunday. The response follows a refusal by several European states to take back their terror suspects. Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said the country would not be a “hotel” for foreign militants, who will be returned even if they have been stripped […]

Film
Cinayet Süsü: the funniest Turkish movie of 2019, now showing at Odeon Lee Valley

Get ready for 2019’s funniest Turkish film: an action/comedy where incompetent homicide detectives try to catch a serial killer who leaves every murder scene newly decorated with paints, slogans and poems. Directed by Ali Atay, Cinayet Süsü / You’ve Got Murder stars Uğur Yücel, Cengiz Bozkurt, Binnur Kaya, Feyyaz Yiğit, Mert Denizmen, and Mehmet Özgür. […]

Art
Beyond Words – “A life on canvas, a breath of sculpture”

A new art exhibition called Beyond Words will open in Camden on Monday, 4 November. The five-day event will bring together an exciting mix of new and established artists from Britain, Turkey, Germany, and China, showcasing their diverse cultures and artforms. Among those whose work will be on display are Ottoman fine arts specialist Kaan […]

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Register to vote in the most important election in a lifetime

On Wednesday 30 October, MPs voted to hold an early election on 12 December. The vote gives the British public a chance to vote on the Brexit issue and much more. Indeed, many commentators regard the election to be the country’s most important in the post-war period. In its editorial on Tuesday, the FT said […]

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court rules government news bans ‘unlawful’

Court orders banning the reporting of four sensitive news stories in Turkey were a violation of the right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press, the country’s Constitutional Court (Anayasa Mahkemesi, AYM) has ruled. The AYM published the judgment in relation to four separate cases on Friday, 25 October, including one which resulted […]