Author: T-VINE

News - Turkey
German media giant to pull out of Turkey citing “press freedom’ issues following latest arrests

Despite local and international concerns, the Turkish authorities continue to clampdown on opposition media. In the past fortnight, the police have arrested and charged the editor and journalists of respected broadsheet Cumhuriyet claiming they were linked with “terrorists”. It was the final straw for one major foreign media investor in the country. On Nov. 3, […]

Music
Gaye Su Akyol

Hologram İmparatorluğu tracklisting Hologram Akıl Olmayınca Kendimin Efendisiyim Ben Fantastiktir Bahtı Yarimin Kendimden Kaçmaktan Dünya Kaleska Eski Tüfek Uzat Saçını İstanbul Nargile Anlasana Sana Aşığım Mona Lisa Berdus Gaye Su Akyol’s new album is out in the UK on Glitterbeat Records from Friday 11 Nov. It’s available on CD, vinyl and digital  download from all good […]

Community
Prof. Orhan Çekiç the keynote speaker for annual Atatürk remembrance conference

The Çanakkale Remembrance Platform (Çanakkale Anma Platformu) has released details of their annual conference and dinner in honour of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Associate Prof. Orhan Çekiç, one of Turkey’s leading authorities on the founder of the Turkish Republic, will be speaking about the final year of Atatürk’s life, which ended on 10 November 1938. The […]

News - TRNC
Backlash against bold advertising campaign promoting gay existence

An attempt to bring North Cyprus’ LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) community out of the closet has highlighted the homophobic attitudes still prevalent among some parts of the population. On 1 Nov, the Queer Cyprus Association (Kuir Kıbrıs Derneği) unveiled a major outdoor advertising campaign. Colourful billboards around the country displayed the words […]

Books
Special talk in remembrance of eminent Ottoman scholar Halil İnalcık

One of Turkey’s most renowned historians will be the subject of a talk at the Yunus Emre Institute this Thursday. Halil İnalcık, who passed away in July aged 100, was a leading authority on the Ottoman Empire, frequently challenging the biased and often hostile narratives of the West, as well as the exaggerated, nationalistic and […]

News - Turkey
Diyarbakır co-mayors Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı charged with terror offences

A promise by the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) to clamp down on those suspected of supporting terrorism has extended to members of HDP (People’s Democratic Party) – Turkey’s third largest political party, known for its pro-Kurdish views. HDP’s Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı (pictured above), the co-mayors of Diyarbakır were arrested late on […]