Author: T-VINE

Art
Yeasting the canvas: art exhibition posing the fundamental questions of life

  In his latest exhibition Yeasting the Canvas,  explores the links between the ‘basic’ need and the ’divine’ pursuit, between the ‘fundamental’ and the ‘sophisticated’, leaving the question of ‘which is which’ to his audience. As a conceptual artist, Sümer regularly uses everyday items to challenge established viewpoints. Here, it is food that takes centre […]

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President Erdoğan tells BBC it will be “comforting” if the EU formally rejects Turkish accession

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has again accused the European Union of being “insincere” over Turkish accession, claiming they were just “wasting” Turkey’s time. The Turkish President’s remarks came during an interview with HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi, who asked whether Turkey is better in or outside of the EU. Pointing to the country’s $11,000 per capita income, Mr […]

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Haringey upgrades housing priority for disabled Soner Sabriler

  After a lengthy battle to get re-housed, Soner Sabriler’s case has received a welcome boost. The 62-year-old Turkish Cypriot suffers from crippling back problems that has left him with severe mobility problems and a virtual prisoner in his own home. He currently lives in a small, 2-bedroom, first-floor flat off Green Lanes, Harringay, with […]

Entrepreneurs
JJ Food Service sets target of 20% female warehouse staff by 2018

  Although the UK has robust equal opportunity laws in place, many industries and work places remain male-dominated. One leading food business aims to change that by placing a clear target to recruit more women. Award-winning wholesaler JJ Food Service is aiming to grow its female warehouse staff from 8% currently to at least 20% […]

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CHP’s “Justice March” culminates in Turkey’s largest opposition rally in decades

  The leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu completed his near month-long ‘Justice March’ yesterday with a massive rally in Istanbul. An estimated two million people attended the protest event in Maltepe, on the Asian side of the city, which Kılıçdaroğlu said heralded a “new beginning” for the country. Kılıçdaroğlu […]

Comedy
Edinburgh Fringe comedy: The Naz Show

  Already an Edinburgh Fringe veteran with ten festivals under his belt, the loudest third of acclaimed comedy trio WitTank, Naz Osmanoglu charges back up to Scotland for his latest comedy invention and debut solo sketch performance: The Naz Show. Featuring on this year’s Just The Tonic Edinburgh comedy bill, the award-winning stand-up will be […]

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European Parliament votes to suspend accession talks with Turkey until “justice” returns

  One of the European Union’s major institutions has called for a reorientation of its relationship with Turkey. The European Parliament wants the EU’s accession talks with the candidate country to be suspended if Ankara implements plans to expand President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s powers. These new powers, voted in after a controversial referendum in April, […]

Film
Istanbul cat documentary Kedi now screening at the Barbican

  Londoners, if you missed the recent screening of Kedi at the BFI, you have another chance! This must-see film for cat and Istanbul lovers offers an intimate and fascinating tour of the streets, alleys and enclaves of Turkey’s biggest metropolis from a cat’s-eye-view. Roaming the streets of Istanbul, director Ceyda Torun follows seven felines […]