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If you love new Turkish TV drama Barbaros, check out this talk on ‘Piracy and Law in the Ottoman Mediterranean’

Turkish broadcaster TRT’s new epic period drama Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean (Barbaroslar: Akdeniz’in Kılıcı), about a sixteenth century corsair who went on to become admiral of the Ottoman fleet, has piqued major interest in corsairs of that era. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Anglo-Turkish Society’s next talk will be on ‘Piracy and law in […]

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President Erdoğan opens new Turkish House skyscraper in New York steeped in Turkish symbolism

The Manhattan skyline has a new addition: Turkish House / Türkevi, which was officially opened on Monday by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The 36-floor building, located across the street to the United Nations headquarters, will be home to Turkey’s permanent mission to the UN, the Turkish Consulate, and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) […]

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Ex-supermodel Halima Aden calls out Islamophobia as she unveils new slogan for Turkish modest fashion giant Modanisa

Earlier this week, Modanisa unveiled its global brand campaign and new slogan ‘Your World To Wear’ at a celebratory gathering in the grounds of its Istanbul headquarters. Founder and CEO Kerim Türe chartered Modanisa’s rise from a start-up business in 2011 to the world’s largest modest fashion portal a decade later, along with his vision […]

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CTCA raises £5,000 for lifesaving treatment for Turkish Cypriot SMA baby Asya  

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA) has raised £5,000 towards lifesaving treatment for baby Asya Polatlı. The 10-month only infant from the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus  is suffering from a rare and potentially fatal genetic disease, Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Babies with Type 1 SMA have severe problems moving due to […]

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Kem Cetinay’s brilliant run on Celebrity MasterChef comes to an end

An overly sweet chocolate coconut dessert thwarted Kem Cetinay’s progress on Celebrity MasterChef. The former Love Island winner turned television presenter had entered finals week on a confident run, but failed to impress the judges on Wednesday night and was eliminated. One of 20 celebrities competing on this year’s show, Kem made it to the […]

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President Tatar congratulates new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, as UK-Turkish Cypriot relations increasingly strained

The President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar has congratulated Liz Truss on her new appointment as the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs. In a short statement President Tatar tweeted: “Congratulations on your appointment as Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. “The Turkish Cypriot side looks forward to working […]

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Diriliş: Ertuğrul actor Engin Altan Düzyatan stars in new TV series about famed Ottoman admiral Barbaros

Engin Altan Düzyatan returns to the small screen on Thursday night in new epic period drama Barbaroslar: Akdeniz’in Kılıcı (Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean). Set in the sixteenth century, Düzyatan plays Oruç Reis, the older brother of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, one of the Ottoman Empire’s most colourful and important personalities. The lead role is played by […]

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UK donates £500,000 to aid clearance of deadly landmines in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region

The British Foreign Office has announced it is providing £500,000 to help clear landmines in and around the recently liberated Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. The money will help “to make the area safe, prevent injuries and save lives” following the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Figures show 160 people have been killed or injured by […]