Category: Culture

Art
Stunning UK Turkish community art exhibition goes online

The Yunus Emre Institute in London’s annual Turkish Community Art Exhibition is now truly embedded in the British Turkish community’s social calendar. Now in its third year, the event is bigger than ever before, showcasing 88 art pieces from 51 artists, whittled down from “a great selection of over 140 artworks from over 70 artists.” […]

Film
TIME Magazine and BTCA Arpalık documentary show it really was “death at high noon” for Cyprus in 1964

The international community and media and many Cypriots often wrongly claim that Cyprus was split in 1974, when in fact the division had occurred a decade earlier. This crucial detail is clear from reviewing historical archives and articles written by journalists present in Cyprus during or immediately after the outbreak of the Cyprus conflict on 21 […]

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Let’s talk about the “Erosion of Human Rights and the Need for Solidarity”, with Can Dündar and Sarah Clarke

Turkey’s award-winning journalist Can Dündar and Sarah Clarke of British human rights group ARTICLE 19 will be in conversation about the downturn in human rights and democracy around the world, and the need for increased co-operation in defending these vital rights. The online discussion takes place in the context of growing populism and autocracy. In recent […]

Festivals
‘Cut Short, Live Long’: get your free pass to a new Turkish international film festival that starts on Monday

If you’re looking for films beyond the obvious choices, this week-long movie fest packed with gems produced by upcoming directors and screened at some of the world’s best film festivals is guaranteed quality viewing. ‘Cut Short, Live Long’ (CSLL) is a new annual short film festival that will be making its digital debut simultaneously in London, […]

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“We no longer want to share our sovereignty” says President Tatar during YTB debate on a 2-state solution for Cyprus

Ersin Tatar, the president of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, has asserted the need for separate sovereignty for Turkish Cypriots to help resolve the decades old Cyprus Problem. The Turkish Cypriot leader’s (pictured top) comments came during an online panel discussion about a two-state solution for Cyprus hosted by Turkish diaspora body Yurtdışı Türkler […]