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Music
Happy New Year!
 

As we get ready to set sail into 2017, we also take stock of the year that’s been. In Britain, Turkey, North Cyprus and the wider world we have seen a multitude of triumphs and tragedies. The cycle of life has brought joy and sadness to us, not always in equal measure. Terrorism has claimed […]

News - UK
Photographer behind iconic shot of grieving Turkish Cypriot widow knighted in New Year Honours

Veteran photojournalist Don McCullin ihas been recognised for his services to photography in this year’s New Years Honours list. He receives a knighthood alongside gold-medal winning Olympian Mo Farrow, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, musician Ray Davies of The Kinks, and entertainer Ken Dodd. Born in Finsbury Park, London, in 1935, Don McCullin began by taking […]

Books
Special offer: £6 off new book ‘The New Turkey & its Discontents’

If you are concerned about the current state of Turkey, Simon A. Waldman and Emre Caliskan’s new book The New Turkey and its Discontents is an important and timely read about the changes and challenges the country is undergoing. The book has had great reviews since its release last month and T-VINE readers who order […]

News - Global
Turks are Europe’s biggest talkers on mobile phones
 

A European survey into the average time mobile phone users spend talking on their phones was topped by Turkey. According to figures from 2016’s third quarter, Turks spend an average of seven hours and 16 minutes (436 minutes) per month chatting, compared to four hours and 17 minutes (257 minutes) for the rest of Europe. […]

News - Turkey
Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated in Ankara
 

Ambassador Andrei Karlov has died after being shot as he was making a speech at a photo exhibition in the Turkish capital earlier this evening. The Russian envoy was rushed to hospital in a critical state, but despite desperate attempts it was not possible to save him. The news of his death was confirmed by the […]

HP Stuff
Great gift ideas: for kids
 

What do children want for Christmas and New Year? To have fun, fun, fun! If you’re looking for some great and quirky kids’ gift ideas, read on…   1. Yasemin Serbest’s Funky Giraffe Bibs are for “babies with style”: All made in Turkey, choose from a huge range of bandana bibs, comfy romper suits and […]

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Great gift ideas: for her
 

“It is said that presents persuade even the Gods” said Euripides 2,500 years ago. If you’re looking to win favour with the special ladies in your life (mum, wife, sister, girlfriend), then check out these fine Christmas present ideas.   1. Make a statement with this stunning Bee Goddess diamond honeycomb open ring (pictured above) […]

His
Great gift ideas: for him
 

There always seems to be more ideas of what to buy women then men. If you’re struggling to find a great present for the special man in your life (father, husband, brother, boyfriend), don’t panic! Here are T-VINE’s top 10 suggestions, many with online shops so wherever you are in the UK, you can order […]