Author: T-VINE

News - Turkey
Himmet Aktürk confesses to murdering toddler on ATV
 

A guest who was being quizzed about the disappearance of a neighbour’s 3.5 year-old daughter in Manisa, western Turkey, made a disturbing confession on television. Himmet Aktürk told presenter Müge Anlı that he had killed and buried little Irmak Kupal, who went missing . A resident in the same Alaşehir neighbourhood as the Kupal family, Aktürk agreed […]

News - UK
Dr Eylem Atakav’s documentary on child brides gets global media coverage

A ground-breaking film by a British Turkish academic about the hidden abuses women made to marry young face has received international media attention. News about Dr Eylem Atakav’s Growing Up Married has appeared in the Daily Mail and The F-Word (both UK), New York Times (USA), Gulf Times (Qatar), Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey), and many […]

Music
Turkish folk legends live in London
 

If you’ve ever wanted a taste of authentic Anatolian music, then look no further than Erkan Oğur, Bülent Ortaçgil and İsmail Hakkı Demircioğlu. Turkey’s three legendary folk musicians will be live in London next month. The trio will be performing at the magnificent Grade II-listed Islington Assembly Hall on Sunday 27 November. Expect a masterful […]

Community
Five essential questions to ask Kudret Özersay in London this weekend

    Since May of this year, Cyprus’ two leaders – Mustafa Akıncı and Nicos Anastasiades – have been working hard on the elusive elements that will pave the way to a peace deal, which could unite the island fifty two years after its division. While the positive atmosphere of the latest round of talks […]

Can you help fund Dila V’s debut ‘Turkish turbo Folk’ EP?

Singer Dila Varder is on a mission to get more Britons ‘dancing uncontrollably’ to her unique blend of Turkish Folk music. Having been booked to perform at the UK’s biggest festivals this summer, including Glastonbury, Bestival and Wilderness, she clearly knows what makes audiences tick. T-VINE caught up with the innovative performer in between gigs […]

Features
“Islam isn’t the enemy… Islam is here to stay in the UK” says actor and former gangster-turned-Muslim Martin Askew

Perceptions about Islam, the gentrification of inner London, and ‘how do you tell your gangster family that you’ve converted to Islam’ were among the questions put to film director Andrew Hulme and actor Martin Askew at a special screening of Snow in Paradise,  a film which they wrote together. Inspired by Martin’s life and shot […]

Entrepreneurs
Turkish brands meet UK counterparts at ‘quality in business’ conference in London

Owners of small and medium-sized businesses from diverse industry sectors in Turkey were in the capital on Thursday to explore business opportunities as part of a unique networking event organised by Leaders of Branding Intelligence (LOB’IN) and the European Turkish Association (ETA). Titled 8thInternational European Quality Conference, the business summit took place at the London South Bank University […]

News - TRNC
Akıncı and Eroğlu to go head-to-head in TRNC Presidential run-off on Sunday

There was no outright winner from yesterday’s Presidential Elections in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. A total of seven candidates stood and as predicted, none could pass the fifty percent threshold to avoid a run-off. The top two candidates, incumbent Derviş Eroğlu from the TRNC political right and backed by the National Unity Party […]