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HP Culture
Olcay Bayır launches PledgeMusic campaign

London-based singer Olcay Bayır has launched a crowdfunding campaign on international music platform PledgeMusic to raise funds to record her second album Rüya [‘Dream’]. PledgeMusic, which was used in 2016 by Robbie Williams to release his album The Heavy Entertainment Show, allows music fans to support artists by pledging to buy new albums and other […]

News - Global
Pegasus crowned ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ at World Tourism Awards

  Pegasus Airlines was named ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ at this year’s World Tourism Awards. Onur Dedeköylü, the airline’s marketing director, received the award at a ceremony held at Istanbul’s Çırağan Palace.  Now in their third year, the awards are part of the World Tourism Forum (WTF), a relatively new international body aiming to boost tourism globally. […]

News - TRNC
Cyprus Talks off as President Akıncı insists Greek Cypriot leader overturns ‘Enosis’ vote

Tomorrow’s planned meeting between President Mustafa Akıncı and President Nicos Anastasiades has been cancelled. “Unfortunately, we have just been informed by the #UN that, due to the Turkish Cypriot leader’s refusal to attend, tomorrow’s scheduled meeting will not take place,” Anastasiades’ spokesman Nicos Christodoulides tweeted earlier today. The crisis between the two leaders blew up […]

News - UK
Turkish supermarket slapped with record fine for fly-tipping in Epping Forest

The business owners and store manager of a supermarket in Enfield were ordered to pay fines totalling £23,430 after being found guilty of illegally dumping waste in Epping Forest. The record fine was issued after a large amount of rubbish from Elvan Food Centre was discovered in the forest’s Bury Road car park, located between […]

Music
Olcay Bayir (Anatolia), Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra (Balkans) & Mamak Khadem (Iran) – where musical crossroads meet

If you love Middle Eastern and Gypsy beats, get yourself down to The Forge in Camden for the last night of February. This intimate live music space will be hosting Olcay Bayır, Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra, and Mamak Khadem, between them representing the rich musical cultures of Anatolia, the Balkans and Iran. In the competitive world of […]

Food & Drink
Turkish for two? Top restaurants for this Valentine’s Day

If you’re seeking that special place to romance your loved one on Valentine’s Day, then look no further than one of these fantastic eateries in London and the southeast, where you can feed your Sultan or Sultanah tasty Turkish morsels as you look lovingly in their eyes and think of…baklava! Hot table no. 1: Tarshish […]

Community
Playing for peace: Umut Albayrak and Koulis Theodorou live in Palmers Green

Two of Cyprus’ best known contemporary artists, Umut Albayrak and Koulis Albayrak, will be performing in North London next week. The concert will feature popular folk songs in Greek and Turkish, celebrating the shared culture of the small Eastern Mediterranean island. Both Albayrak and Albayrak are committed peace activists, who recently sang together in support […]

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 […]