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Music
British musician appeals for peace, releases fundraising song ‘Dünya’ for refugee children in Turkey

On Friday, 16 March, singer-songwriter Djanan Turan released a new single Dünya, dedicating it to a peaceful world for children. As part of the world premiere of Dünya’s music video on the same day, Djanan also launched a fundraising campaign for Small Projects Istanbul, which supports refugee children from Syria and Palestine now living in Turkey. […]

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BBC’s Saturday Kitchen celebrates kebabs as London gears up to Awards night

  BBC 1’s anchor food programme Saturday Kitchen dedicated a section to “the humble kebab” in advance of the British Kebab Awards, which takes place in the capital tonight. The five-minute feature had interviews with two of last year’s winners, Maz Demir, the executive chef and owner of North London fine dining restaurant Skewd who won Chef […]

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Pegasus Airlines records double-digit growth in 2017
 

Turkey’s second biggest airline revealed strong financial and operating performances for last year. Low cost carrier Pegasus Airlines increased its passenger numbers by 15% in 2017 to nearly 28 million people, while simultaneously growing its turnover by 44% to TL 5.3 billion, while its annual net profit for the year was TL 0.5 billion. The […]

Music
From the Brits to the BBC, see Ali Köse on prime time TV show All Together Now

  He’s been in the spotlight on Turkey’s The Voice (O Ses Türkiye) and as a London busker he brought Marble Arch tube station to a standstill following his lively set that went viral. Now singer-songwriter Ali Köse has turned judge as one of a hundred talented music professionals on BBC 1’s new Saturday night entertainment […]

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Enfield Council keeps Tottenham Park Cemetery closed for more essential repairs

  Tottenham Park Cemetery – the UK’s biggest cemetery for British Turks – remains closed on the instructions of the local authority. The Tottenham Park Charitable Trust (TPCT), which represents the relatives of those resting at the popular North London burial ground, was informed by the cemetery’s private owners Badgehurst earlier today that further urgent […]

Books
London book launch: ‘Turkic Soundscapes from Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop’

  If you have an interest in the history and heritage of Turkic peoples, then this new book is for you! Edited by Razia Sultanova and Megan Rancier, Turkic Soundscapes From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop is the culmination of a long-running project exploring the story of Turkic peoples around the world through music and the […]

Community
Presenters sought for new Turkish Cypriot community TV show

  If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a TV personality and live in London, here’s your chance to build your profile. The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) – the national umbrella group for the UK’s 300,000 Turkish Cypriot community – is looking for new faces to present its new TV programme […]