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Businessman and officials investigated over Girne title deed ‘scam’

People who bought property from a real estate developer in Girne in the TRNC may have fallen victim to title deed fraud, it has emerged, as a prominent local businessman was accused of falsifying dozens of documents. Investment İnşaat Ltd director and founder Mehmet Eminoğlu and Serdar Özbekoğlu, a certifying officer, were both remanded in […]

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Turks set to buy British Steel
 

A Turkish military pension fund is set to rescue British Steel from insolvency after it was named as the preferred bidder for a takeover of the company. Ataer Holding A.S., part of Oyak, Turkey’s “biggest complementary pension fund”, will now enter into “exclusive talks” to finalise the deal, an announcement from the Insolvency Service said. […]

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Istanbul the big winner following Liverpool-Chelsea UEFA Super Cup

Europe kicked off the new football season with its annually held Super Cup –  its equivalent of England’s Charity Shield. Played at the BJK Vodafone Park stadium – the home ground of leading Turkish club Beşiktaş – Liverpool, the winners of the Champions League, took on Chelsea, the holders of the Europa League Cup. Liverpool […]

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Twenty years on from Turkey’s devastating 1999 earthquake

Turkey will this weekend mark the 20thanniversary of an earthquake that claimed the lives of more than 17,000 people and caused widespread destruction. Ceremonies are expected to be held and prayers said to remember those who lost their lives when disaster struck in the Marmara region just after 3am on 17 August, 1999. The 45-second […]

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Over 7,000 Turkish “DIY butchers” hospitalised during Kurban Bayramı

The vast majority of those who slaughter animals in Turkey for religious reasons during Eid-al Adha, known as Kurban Bayramı in Turkish, use the services of a professional butcher. Some Turkish citizens, however, insist on doing this themselves and inevitably end up injuring themselves through their inexperience. This year, according to media reports, some 7,364 […]

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Ten kidnapped Turkish sailors return home in time for Bayram

Ten men kidnapped while working on the Turkish-flagged ship Paksoy-1 that was sailing from Cameroon to the Ivory Coast have been freed. They were reconciled with their families after flying into Istanbul Airport earlier today, Sunday 11 August – the first day of Kurban Bayramı. The men, who are all in good health according to […]

Books
See Elif Shafak and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon discuss the need for more women to be heard in public life

A co-production with Fane Productions sees First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon meet Elif Shafak, Turkey’s most widely read female author and recently placed under investigation in her own country, in this timely and riveting discussion of democracy and human rights today. Shafak’s universally praised latest novel, has been described as a “piercing, unflinching look at the […]

Festivals
London’s 1Eid Festival – the perfect way to spend Kurban Bayramı

This year, Eid al-Adha, known as Kurban Bayramı in Turkish, starts on Sunday 11 August and concludes on Wednesday 14 August. The second of two major Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide, Eid al-Adha honours the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham for Jews) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. For those […]