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Vodafone does U-turn on Turkey ‘Roam-free’ status
 

When Vodafone announced earlier this month it was moving Turkey to ‘Roam-further’ status, there was an outcry from thousands of affected customers. A petition was launched by those angry at having to pay a daily fee on top of their UK monthly plan while they were in Turkey and North Cyprus. Others threatened to ditch […]

Books
Burhan Sönmez’s Istanbul Istanbul wins EBRD Literature Prize

  Earlier this week, the London Book Fair announced Turkish author Burhan Sönmez’s Istanbul Istanbul, translated by Ümit Hussein, had won the inaugural EBRD Literature Prize. Judged by historian Peter Frankopan, poet Gabriel Gbadamosi, Lucy Hannah, who founded and manages the Commonwealth Writers platform, and journalist Rosie Goldsmith, the prize awards €20,000 to the winning title, which is […]

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Turkey backs American, British and French air strikes on Syria

  The Turkish Government has thrown its weight behind air strikes launched against the Syrian regime in the early hours of Saturday morning. The USA, Britain and France commenced their aerial bombardment of key targets associated with chemical weapons following the regime’s alleged gas attack on citizens in Douma, which killed 70 people. British jets […]

Festivals
Documentary on Turkey’s ‘Ugly King’ Yılmaz Güney to be screened at the East End Film Festival 2018

  A young filmmaker sets out to walk in the footsteps of Yılmaz Güney, the legendary Turkish-Kurdish director, actor and activist. Güney’s films are described as “the essence of life” by Austrian auteur Michael Haneke. Born in Adana, southern Turkey, in 1937, Güney made a name championing Turkey’s most marginal citizens on and off the […]