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Ottoman-era photos go online
 

Thousands of photos documenting the final decades of the Ottoman Empire have been made available online. The photographs, spanning the 19th and early 20th centuries, can now be studied and downloaded for free following a painstaking digitisation process by the US-based Getty Research Institute. The originals are held at the institute’s Pierre de Gigord Collection, […]

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Former TRNC First Lady Aydın Denktaş dies aged 85
 

North Cyprus has been plunged into mourning after waking up to the sad news that the wife of TRNC founding President Rauf Denktaş has died. Aydın Denktaş passed away at Lefkoşa Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital at 8.20am this morning. According to a statement by the hospital’s deputy head doctor Dr. Adil Özyılkan to TRNC […]

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Three arrests after teenager Nedim Birgim is murdered in Islington

Police have arrested three people following the murder of Nedim Birgim, who was knifed to death on a busy main road in Islington, North London, on Tuesday evening, 29 January. The emergency services raced to the scene after receiving reports of an assault in Caledonian Road, by the junction with Tilloch Street, North London, at […]

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Pegasus Airlines seeks new pilots for expanding fleet
 

Turkey’s leading low-cost airline has enjoyed rapid growth since launching in 1990. Acquired by ESAS Holding in 2005, Pegasus Airlines moved from chartered to scheduled services, and now flies to 105 domestic and international destinations, carrying passengers to Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. Later this year, Pegasus will be introducing new environmentally friendly […]

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Goldman Sachs buys minority stake in Turkish modest fashion e-tailer Modanisa

A high-flying Turkish business has started the New Year with a bang after announcing one of America’s leading investment banks has become its newest shareholder. Ready-to-wear modest fashion portal Modanisa.com has received funding from Goldman Sachs, while existing shareholder Wamda Capital from the UAE has increased its stake in the business. The funds will be […]

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Mabel Matiz and Aleyna Tilki are Turkey’s most viewed music videos of 2018

Today’s music lovers are flocking in ever-growing numbers to digital media to enjoy their favourite songs. While streaming services such as Spotify and Soundcloud boast billions of listens per day, YouTube remains the primary destination for many wanting to see the stars in action. 2018 saw Latin singers overtake their American and European counterparts for […]

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Conscientious objection in North Cyprus: draft army law sparks controversy

Men in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) opposed to conscription into the armed forces for reasons of conscience could be allowed to undertake “alternative”service, under new plans put forward by the government. A draft Military Service (Amendment) Bill, which would legalise conscientious objection in the TRNC, was introduced to Parliament late on Monday, […]