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Wanted ‘Turkish’ bee could actually be British, expert claims

A bee condemned to death after it was reportedly brought into the UK from Turkey in a holiday family’s luggage could actually be British, an expert has claimed. Cocoons made of petals left behind by the insect at the home of a family in Bristol were too “untidy” to belong to the “foreign” Osmia avosetta […]

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Liverpool to return to Istanbul for UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea

European champions Liverpool will take on UEFA Europa League winners Chelsea on 14 August at Beşiktaş Park in Istanbul. The all-English rivalry kicks off the new season pretty much as it ended last season, when history was made with four English teams contesting the finals of the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues. Liverpool emerged victorious […]

Books
Book launch: Erdoğan Rising – The Times’ Istanbul correspondent Hannah Lucinda Smith in conversation with Anthony Loyd

In conversation with Anthony Loyd, Hannah Lucinda Smith analyses Turkey’s ailing democracy – and what Erdoğan’s continuing hold on power means for the rest of us. More than fifteen years before Donald Trump ascended to the American presidency, Turkey was the crucible for the new, authoritarian populism now shaking the world. Its President, Recep Tayyip […]

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Turkey eyes lower interest rates and return to economic growth

Interest rates in Turkey are set to fall further, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak has said, as the country aims to return to economic growth after it was tipped into recession by last year’s currency crisis. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, 30 July, the minister said he hoped to see more interest rate reductions […]

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Antalya Saklıkent Observatory’s annual astronomy festival starts this Thursday

International star gazers are descending on the coastal city of Antalya, in southern Turkey, for this year’s National Sky Observation Festival. The event is being organised by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and will run at its National Observatory campus atop Saklikent mountain between 1st and 4th August. A mixture of amateurs […]

Cookbook
Selin Kiazim’s recipe for Chilli-Roast Cauliflower
 

Prep Time: 30 minutes     Cooking Time: 10 minutes               Total Time: 40 minutes Vegetables are a big part of Turkish cuisine and cauliflower is a long-standing favourite. For this issue’s recipe we turn to top London chef Selin Kiazim, who created this dish after her first visit to Istanbul. After eating and shopping in the […]

HP People
Social media for the over 60s

Millennials of today are moving away from Facebook. Some would assume it’s due to trendier social media platforms being the new ‘go to’ place to post pictures of your flaming mangal in gif form, or snaps of last night’s Regency wedding extravaganza using an array of different filters. Well the truth is, it isn’t. They are trying to […]

HP Features
Former head of Turkish Cypriot Women’s Aid Committee Suzan Hamit dies

Muazzez Suzan Hamit, one of the British Turkish Cypriot community’s key activists during the 1960s and early 1970s, has died in London aged 76. She had been battling with serious ill-health for a number of years and was rushed to Whipps Cross University Hospital late on Friday night, after being taken ill at home. Despite […]

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We Remember: Turkey’s trailblazing diplomat Filiz Dinçmen

Today, 24 July, Filiz Dinçmen – Turkey’s first female Turkish ambassador – turns 80. She made history when she was appointed to The Netherlands in 1982, serving at the Turkish Embassy in The Hague for two years. For her last diplomatic mission, Dinçmen again broke new ground when she became the first female Muslim ambassador […]

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Ayhancan Güven celebrates his first Supercup win at Silverstone

A 21-year-old driver was the toast of Turkey after winning one of four rounds in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the Silverstone Circuit on Sunday, 14 July. Ayhancan Güven stepped on to the winner’s podium to the sounds of the Turkish national anthem after coming first in round four, marking the rookie’s first victory […]