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Writers in new book reimagine “Nicosia Beyond Barriers”

Independent London publishers Saqi Books will release a new book focusing on the Cyprus city of Nicosia, the “world’s last divided capital”, in June. Nicosia Beyond Barriers: Voices from a Divided City brings together “writers from all sides of the divide” to “reimagine the past, present and future of their city”. The city has been […]

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Ekrem İmamoğlu finally confirmed as Istanbul Mayor

More than two weeks after the Local Elections, residents in Turkey’s biggest city finally know who their Mayor is. Earlier today, the Supreme Electoral Board (Yüksek Seçim Kurulu, YSK) invited Ekrem İmamoğlu, the main opposition candidate, to come and receive his official certificate (‘mazbata’), which confirms his election victory in the Mayor of Istanbul contest. […]

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Discount for T-VINE readers to see new play Dreams Die Hard

A brilliant new one-woman play will make its world premiere in London at the end of April. Dreams Die Hard is based on the diaries of screenwriter and actress Rachel Karfistan’s grandmother Olive Davis. It tells the story of an unplanned pregnancy, a Turkish Cypriot lover, a red-headed American soldier and a monkey, with the […]

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Controversial biography of Atatürk’s wife soon to be available in paperback

A new edition of the internationally bestselling biography of Latife Hanım, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s wife, will be released next month Madam Atatürk The First Lady of Modern Turkey by İpek Çalışlar will be available in paperback format from 10 May. The book will cost £12.99, London-based independent publishers Saqi Books said this week. “Kemal Atatürk was […]

Ents & Leisure
Where to play poker in London

From a tourist’s perspective, London is all about the big attractions like Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. But once you have lived there for any amount of time or visited these attractions before, the city starts to look different. In the long term, you tend to decide more on everyday spots like places […]

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British Turkish Cypriot politician suspended from Labour Party over Israel tweet

Labour Party politicians of Turkish Cypriot origin have become embroiled in row over a tweet that accused Israel of backing terrorists in Syria, it has been reported. Veteran councillor Ayfer Orhan has been suspended from the Labour group after she shared a tweet that claimed Israel backed Al-Qaeda and ISIS, wrote Jewish News, which first […]

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Airlines in Turkey launch new UK flights
 

Pegasus Airlines will start flying between Manchester and Istanbul on 1 July, the company has announced. Flights between Manchester Airport and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen will operate five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, a Pegasus press statement said. The new flights will take off from Manchester at 12:40pm, arriving in Istanbul […]

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Nilüfer Yanya taking her jazzy pop anthems across Britain, Europe and USA

Ten days ago, Nilüfer Yanya’s eagerly awaited debut album Miss Universe finally dropped and already fans and music critics are going mad for it. In its review, US music magazine Pitchfork said: “The rapturous debut from the British singer-songwriter takes adventurous pop-rock crucibles to new heights with her illusory songwriting and stunning voice.” The UK’s […]