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News - Global
Islamic countries upgrade Turkish Cypriot state to full political title

  A government minister from North Cyprus thanked his peers for allowing him to represent his country using its full official title. Labour and Social Security Minister Hamza Ersan Saner was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, attending the Ministerial Conference about the ‘OIC Approach to Empower the Marriage and Family Institution and the Preservation of its […]

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Learn to play Turkish style oud in London
 

For some, the oud is the “king of instruments”. Made of wood, this short-neck, pear-shaped stringed instrument is similar to a lute. Its origins date back to the earliest Arab civilisations with the instrument’s name derived from the Arabic for ‘the wood’ [al-oud]. Its popularity quickly spread and today, the oud forms a core part […]

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Turkish Airlines drops new advert featuring Morgan Freeman during American Super Bowl

Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman supped on Turkish tea before appearing in a comfy aircraft armchair atop stunning scenery in a new 45-second advert for Turkish Airlines. The clip, directed by Matthias Zentner, received its debut airing during yesterday’s Super Bowl. The advert appeared in commercial breaks during the match between the New England Patriots and the […]

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New Atila single ‘I Can’t Believe We Made It’ out today
 

Easy listening crooner Atila is back with a fabulous new single, released in Britain today. Inspired by the singer’s own life and performed with orchestral support for a warm cinematic sound, I Can’t Believe We Made It is set to become a modern classic. The song was written by Atila and Robert Barron, and pays […]

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Another chance to learn Ottoman Turkish in London
 

Later this month, the Yunus Emre Institute London commences a new short course in Ottoman Turkish. The intermediate level classes are for those with a basic understanding of the language. The course will run weekly for 14 weeks, with two hours of instruction every Wednesday evening. Students should register by no later than Tuesday 21st […]

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‘Yunus to Mevlana Rumi’ – a flute recital by Şefika Kutluer in London this Friday

  One of Turkey’s most renowned classical musicians will be performing a special concert in London this weekend. Şefika Kutluer, an award-winning flautist, will be drawing on musical compositions from the East and the West for her Friday night recital at St. James’s Church Piccadilly. Accompanied by David Wright on harpsichord, Kutluer presents a programme […]

News - UK
Dr Erol Kaymak on CEFTUS panel to debate Cyprus at Westminster

As Cyprus’ two Presidents inch closer to a permanent solution to the 53-year-old conflict, British think tank CEFTUS invites two experts from the divided island to discuss the current round of talks at two separate Westminster events. Dr Erol Kaymak is the Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean […]

News - Turkey
Theresa May secures multi-million defence deal after Turkey visit

Theresa May and her Turkish counterpart have announced new trade talks between Britain and Turkey that could generate billions more pounds for their economies. Mrs May is the first major Western leader to visit the Turkish capital following the coup attempt last summer. During her one day visit to Ankara on Saturday 28 Jan, the […]

News - UK
Stockport woman returns ancient Yortan jug to Turkey

A woman who bought a souvenir jug in Turkey more than 50 years ago has returned it after discovering it is a 4,500 year-old Bronze Age urn. Thelma Bishop bought the ceramic jug with her husband Malcolm while on holiday in Ephesus, Turkey, in the 1960s. The couple, from Gatley in Stockport, ran a gallery […]