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President Erdoğan opens ‘Europe’s first eco-mosque’ in Cambridge

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has attended the official opening of a unique eco-friendly mosque in Cambridge on Thursday afternoon. Cambridge Central Mosque on Mill Road, which has the capacity for 1,000 worshippers, cost £23m to build. The Turkish government and singer Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), who also attended the inauguration, were among the […]

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Conservative candidate Gonul Daniels hoping to win on a pro-Brexit ticket in Arfon

A London Conservative of Turkish Cypriot heritage is standing as the party’s candidate for Arfon in North Wales. Standing on the Conservative platform of ‘Get Brexit Done”, Gonul Daniels is hoping to make headway in a constituency traditionally held by the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru. In a four-way contest for Arfon, Mrs Daniels’s other […]

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Cyprus Paradise crowned regional European winner for 7th year running at British Travel Awards

North Cyprus’ leading tour operator has picked up first prize for the “Best Holiday [Small] Company to East and Southeast Europe” at this year’s British Travel Awards. Cyprus Paradise was presented with the Gold Award at the prestigious annual industry event in London last week. Over 900 travel executives attended the glamorous ceremony held at […]

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TRNC PM Ersin Tatar arrives in London without incident

The Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has confounded those who claimed he would be arrested on arrival in Britain over his role in the now defunct Polly Peck International. Ersin Tatar arrived at Heathrow Airport on Thursday evening following meetings in Strasbourg and passed through immigration control without any problem. […]

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Istanbul’s psychedelic rockers Lalalar play Peckham Audio on Thursday

If you’re after a hybrid mix of psychedelic rock, funk, and electronic, wrapped in a heavy Anatolian twang, look no further than Lalalar. This trio of  multi-media musicians-cum-producers aim to bury the borders between the Middle East and the rest of the world without “harming any species” as they create fresh psychedelic vibes plucked from […]

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Financial problems force AtlasGlobal to suspend all flights

One of Turkey’s main airlines announced on Tuesday that it has suspended all its flights and stopped selling tickets with immediate effect. AtlasGlobal sent notices to staff during the day that they were all on ‘extended leave’, while passengers were informed by email that their flights had been ‘cancelled’. The airline also issued a statement […]

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UN Secretary General and two Cypriot leaders agree to reconvene talks

António Guterres has announced he is ready to restart the Cyprus Talks. A statement released late on Monday evening by the United Nations said the Secretary General will “extend his efforts” to initiate “results-oriented negotiations” to resolve the long-standing Cyprus Problem. The news follows a day of informal talks at Hotel Adlon Kempiski in Berlin […]