Author: T-VINE

Film
The Trans Sex Workers of Istanbul: special London screening and Q&A

  To celebrate LGBT Pride Month, the Frontline Club is screening two short films about the Turkish and Latin trans communities. Directors Andy Hayward and Olivia Crellin will be present for a Q&A discussion about their mini documentaries, chaired by India Willoughby, Britain’s first transgender newsreader. The number of transphobic murders in Turkey has increased […]

Entrepreneurs
Cake and advice on growing your business from award-winning accountants in North London

Those running a successful business will know the important role a good accountant and financial adviser plays, helping to steer the business towards growth and avoid common pitfalls. Skills and experience are vital, as is personal chemistry. Enver Kannur, the managing director of multi-award winning firm Accounting Direct Plus (ADP), which has offices in Palmers […]

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Backlash against TRT’s ‘X Factor’ style Kur’an TV show

  A new game show for Ramazan on Turkey’s flagship state broadcaster channel has incensed many conservative religious groups across the country. The show, Kur’an-ı Kerim’i Güzel Okuma Yarışması [Kuran: Beautiful Recital Competition], televised each night, shows men competing by reciting passages from the Kuran. A panel of three judges give feedback to the competitors, […]

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Turkey’s opposition on 250-mile protest ‘March for Justice’

  On Thursday, the leader of Turkey’s largest opposition party began a 250-mile march to Istanbul from Ankara to protest the growing number of people arbitrarily arrested and jailed by the Turkish government. Thousands have joined CHP (Republican People’s Party) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on the March For Justice [Adalet Yürüyüşü], which is expected to take […]

Festivals
Britain’s top Turkish chefs showcasing food for Turkey at Taste of London

  The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism is exhibiting at one the hippest foodie festivals in Britain. Taste of London kicks off in Regent’s Park, Central London, this evening and runs until Sunday. Leading names from the capital’s flourishing Turkish restaurant scene will be cooking up treats on the Turkish stand, among them Selin […]

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Promising young music teacher killed by PKK in Batman

  Music teacher Şenay Aybüke Yalçın was fatally injured after being caught in the crossfire of an attack by the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in Kozluk, Batman district, in southeast Turkey. She was travelling as a passenger in the back seat of a car along with three others at the time. It is thought the […]

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North Cyprus lose to Padania in CONIFA Euro Cup final
 

  There was plenty of drama in the final game of the CONIFA European tournament at the Atatürk Stadium in Lefkoşa, North Cyprus. The hosts lost 5-3 to the reigning champions Padania following a penalty shootout on Saturday evening. Padania, representing a region of northern Italy, took the lead in the 25th minute. North Cyprus […]

Community
Dr Fazıl Küçük Turkish School end-of-year fun day in June

One of London’s oldest and largest Turkish schools will be staging its annual end-of-year fun day for students, parents and the wider community on the last Saturday of June. The Dr Fazıl Küçük Turkish School 16th Summer Festival will take place at Conisborough College in Catford, Southeast London. The day will include students performing traditional […]