Author: T-VINE

News - UK
Osman Dervish – the youngest British Turkish Cypriot politician

  Part of T-VINE’s 2014 election special, here’s the first of five interviews with the next generation of British Turkish politicians 1) When and why did you join the Conservatives? I joined the Conservatives twelve years ago at the age of 14. My friend’s grandmother who knew the local Member of Parliament, Andrew Rosindell, also […]

News - Features
We Remember: Mimar Sinan, one of the world’s greatest architects

Mimar Sinan, born 15 April 1489 Considered to be one of the greatest architects of all time, Mimar Sinan served several sultans during the classical Ottoman period: Süleyman the Magnificent, Selim II and Murad III. The son of a stonemason, Sinan grew up in Kayseri where he received a technical education. He became a military engineer, rising […]

News - Global
Former TRNC President attacked by far-right protesters in South Cyprus

Former Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat was again targeted by far-right nationalists in South Cyprus. The incident took place on Wednesday evening during a conference in Limasol where Talat was part of a panel of speakers discussing the benefits of a unitedCyprus. On March 26, several hundred ELAM (National Popular Front) supporters – the Cypriot equivalent of Greece’s […]

News - UK
Happy Nevruz! Nevruz’un kutlu olsun! Newroz piroz be!

Over the past 24 hours, people from Turkey, Iran and many other countries in central and southAsia have been celebrating Nevruz. Meaning ‘new day’ in Farsi where the word originates from, this ancient annual festival falls on or around 21 March – the day of the northward Equinox. Dating back thousands of years and rooted […]

News - UK
Turkish director’s shoestring production wins What’s On Opera ‘Best Newcomer’ award

A young Swiss-Turkish director emerged as a surprise winner in the third annual What’s On Stage Opera Poll. Aylin Bozok’s production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (pictured), staged at the Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival last year, was voted the Best Newcomer to the UK Operatic Scene in this year’s awards. A total of 15,000 votes – the […]

My World
My World: Altuğ Kop

His life hit rock bottom: no job, failed relationship and bad physique. Yet Eastender Altuğ has bounced back to become the first Turkish Cypriot Pro Fitness Model in the world. Tell us a bit about you I’m 29-year-old Londoner, now living in Essex. My mother is from Cyprus and my father from Ankara. I did […]

News - UK
Surprise results among winners of British Kebab Awards 2014

A capacity 400-people attended last night’s British Kebab and Retail Awards (BKA) at a plush ceremony at the Sheraton Park Lane. A total of 12 awards were up for grabs. Best Chef was won by Mangal 2’s Ali Dirik, the Outstanding Contribution to the Kebab Industry had three winners (Vatan Catering, Tees, and Efes Nevstar), […]

News - UK
The Turkish Snake fighting at IndigO2 this Sunday

British Turkish Cypriot Huseyin Garabet is on the bill for this Sunday’s ENFUSION LIVE, a night of elite kickboxing featuring some of the world’s top fighters. Known as the Turkish Snake, the kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion is drawn against Julian Guyonnet (Team Tieu) in one of 12 fights at IndigO2. The evening […]

News - TRNC
Now cheaper to call Turkey and North Cyprus with Vodafone

Over the weekend, Vodafone expanded its Europe Zone to also include Turkey and Northern Cyprus. The new tariff came into play on 23 November, bringing significant savings for Vodafone Passport customers who call these countries or use their UK mobiles or laptops when they are there. A standard call from the UK to Turkey now […]

Music
London Turk Ali Köse all set for the knock-out stages of O Ses Türkiye

He wowed all four judges with his sensational cover of Lionel Richie’s All Night Long during the blind auditions on 1 October. Now Ali Köse is gearing up for another knockout performance in the first battle rounds on O Ses Türkiye –Turkey’s version of The Voice. Murat Boz, Ebru Gündeş and Gökhan Özoğuz (Athena’s lead […]