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Beşiktaş retains Süper Lig title after thumping win at Gaziantepspor

  Football club Beşiktaş have been crowned champions of Turkey’s Süper Lig for the fifteenth time in their history. They clinched the title at the penultimate game of the season, beating relegated Gaziantepspor 4.0 away from home, with goals from Ryan Babel (6), Oğuzhan Özyakup (40 & 66) and Anderson Talisca (76 minute). On Saturday, […]

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‘The Referendum: a preliminary evaluation’: talk by veteran Turkey analyst David Barchard

  Leading Turkey analyst and author David Barchard will be giving his assessment on the country as it enters a new era, transitioning from a parliamentary system of government to a presidential one. During the evening lecture, organised by the Anglo-Turkish Society at the Royal Anthropological Institute in London, Barchard will look at the growth of the idea of […]

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Arcola to stage Pan Production’s Death and the Maiden / Ölüm ve Kız

  After debuting at the recent Turkish Theatre Festival, staged at Millfield Theatre, producer Zeynep Dalkıran brings her adaption of Ariel Dorfman’s award-winning Death and the Maiden / Ölüm ve Kız to the Arcola next Sunday. The powerful play was penned in 1990 in the wake of the brutal Pinochet regime in Chile. A psychological […]

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Funkshy album launch party at Tottenham’s new Five Miles club

  This Wednesday, join drummer Tansay Omar’s band Funkshy for the official launch of their latest album A London Rhythm. The mid-week party takes place at the newly opened Five Miles club in North London, with live music from the band, special guests and DJs to keep everyone locked to the dance floor. The event […]

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Holy month of Ramazan starts today
 

  This morning many British Turkish Muslims welcomed the holy month of Ramazan by starting their month-long fast. Ramazan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and for 30 days Muslims around the world will not consume any food or drink from sunrise to sunset. Fasting ends on the evening of Saturday 24 June. […]

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Artists present “secret treasures” in new miniatures exhibition at Yunus Emre Institute London

  A new exhibition titled Illumination of Miniature and Watercolour opened at the Yunus Emre Institute London last week. Works on show are by six graduates from the Marmara University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, who have interpreted traditional Turkish arts and watercolour painting with a modern perspective. A spokesperson for the Institute said, “Traditional arts […]

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Fenerbahçe crowned EuroLeague basketball champions

There were big celebrations in Istanbul last night as one of the country’s leading clubs won the EuroLeague – basketball’s equivalent of the UEFA Champions League. Runners-up last year, Fenerbahçe emerged victorious on Sunday night after convincingly beating Greece’s Olympiacos 80-64 on home territory – marking the first time a Turkish team had ever won […]

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‘19 Mayıs Youth and Sports Bayramı’ 2017 celebrations in the UK

Today Turkey commemorated Mustafa Kemal’s landing at Samsun, on the Black Sea, on May 19, 1919, which marked the start of the Turkish War of Independence. The war lasted four years, during which time the Turks managed to expel numerous foreign powers that had invaded their territory, among them Britain, France, Italy, Greece, and Armenia. […]

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President Erdoğan’s bodyguards involved in punch-up with Washington protestors

  The Turkish president was hoping that his meeting with new American president Donald Trump would mark a “turning point” in relations between the two states. Instead, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s May 2017 trip to Washington will be remembered for his bodyguards taking part in a violent clash with protestors that left a dozen people bloody […]