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New president for Turkey’s big business lobby group TÜSİAD

Wednesday’s Annual General Meeting of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), convened in Istanbul, ushered in a new era as the body elected Simone Kaslowski its new President. The Turkish businessman of Italian origin has been a board member of TÜSİAD since 2013, serving as its Vice-President since 2017. Kaslowski is the CEO of […]

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Germany’s first female imam Seyran Ateş slams influence of foreign-funded Muslim clerics

A Turkish Kurdish lawyer and imam has created waves by attacking European mosques and clerics that are funded by foreign governments, including Turkey. Feminist Seyran Ateş, who founded the liberal Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque in Berlin in 2017 where men and women pray together, claims foreign influence drives Islamic extremism in Europe, and prevents a tolerant […]

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Istanbul apartment collapse death toll reaches 21 as MP blames tragedy on illegal construction ‘amnesty’

Residents of an eight-storey apartment block that collapsed in Istanbul last week were “killed”after an amnesty on illegal constructions was pushed through Parliament ahead of next month’s local elections, an opposition MP has claimed. Garo Paylan, a Diyarbakır MP for the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), accused the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) and their […]

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Could your Valentine’s Day flowers be from Turkey?

Planning to purchase flowers this Valentine’s Day? Then there’s a chance your bouquet could have been grown and cut in Turkey, which has reportedly exported 50 million stems to 20 countries, including the UK, in preparation for the day. The figure was revealed by Ismail Yılmaz, chairman of the Central Anatolian Ornamental Plants and Products […]

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Turkey’s inflation continues to rise, hitting 20.35% in January

Consumer prices continue to push inflation upwards in Turkey. According to figures released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) earlier this week, year-on-year inflation rose by 1.06 to 20.35% in January. It marked a slight increase from December 2018, when inflation stood at 20.3%. There was an average annual increase of 17.16% in consumer prices. […]

Art
Tracey Emin’s new exhibition A Fortnight of Tears opens at White Cube Bermondsey

One of Britain’s most prominent contemporary artists opens a new exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey today. Tracey Emin’s solo show ‘A Fortnight of Tears’ brings together new works that stem from the artist’s personal memories and emotions, ranging from loss, grief, longing and spiritual love. Of Turkish Cypriot heritage through her father Enver Emin, Tracey […]

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Valentine’s Turkish special at Trent Part Country Club

If you’re looking for something a little different this Valentine’s, North London’s Trent Park Country Club is hosting a Turkish themed night with live music, DJs and a belly dancer. Brought to you courtesy of Kral FM and RedStar Entertainments, the bash features a live band fronted by vocalists Devrim Baca and Tugba Özcivan performing […]