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Music
Çiğdem Aslan to launch new album A Thousand Cranes with a London concert

Çiğdem Aslan’s second album, A Thousand Cranes, is a mesmerising sequel to her debut album Mortissa, which celebrated the songs of 1920s’ Izmir and Istanbul. Her latest offering takes its cue from turna / crane – a migratory bird whose symbolism as a messenger can be found in many cultures and mythologies. On A Thousand […]

News - TRNC
Cyprus to be split into two time zones from Sunday
 

From 30 Oct., the time on either side of the Green Line in Cyprus will be an hour apart. A decision by the TRNC Parliament on 8 Sept. to drop Daylight Saving Time (DST) means that unlike the South, clocks in the North will not be going back an hour this Sunday. The Turkish Cypriot […]

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 […]