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Bi-communal Cypriot theatre and book launch in London to promote Friendship Week

  This weekend, the Union of Cypriots in the UK (EKA) and various Greek and Turkish Cypriot organisations, the Cypriot Artists Platform UK and Turkish Cypriot Association for Democracy are coming together to celebrate Friendship Week between Cypriots. The 3-day programme includes theatre performances at the Cypriot Community Centre in Wood Green, North London, followed […]

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Burhan Sönmez’s Istanbul Istanbul wins EBRD Literature Prize

  Earlier this week, the London Book Fair announced Turkish author Burhan Sönmez’s Istanbul Istanbul, translated by Ümit Hussein, had won the inaugural EBRD Literature Prize. Judged by historian Peter Frankopan, poet Gabriel Gbadamosi, Lucy Hannah, who founded and manages the Commonwealth Writers platform, and journalist Rosie Goldsmith, the prize awards €20,000 to the winning title, which is […]

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London book launch: ‘Turkic Soundscapes from Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop’

  If you have an interest in the history and heritage of Turkic peoples, then this new book is for you! Edited by Razia Sultanova and Megan Rancier, Turkic Soundscapes From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop is the culmination of a long-running project exploring the story of Turkic peoples around the world through music and the […]

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Reading between the lines: author Orhan Pamuk to tour the UK

Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk will be giving a series of talks in Britain starting on 15 September at the Royal Festival Hall, with several other dates across the UK. The tour is inspired by his latest book The Red-Haired Woman and his home city of Istanbul. Pamuk made his writing debut with Darkness and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ali Nazik (Minced Lamb and Smoked Aubergine)
 

Prep Time: 10 minutes      Cooking Time: 30 minutes                  Total Time: 40 minutes For this issue, we pass over the culinary reins to John Gregory-Smith, whose new Turkish Delights cookbook has got everyone excited about Anatolian cuisine. His regionally-inspired recipes are perfect for home cooking and this tasty aubergine-lamb dish is definitely one Naciye nene […]

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Review: Turkish Delights by John Gregory-Smith

There are few things that make me more proud of my Turkish heritage than when well-travelled food professionals who’ve eaten their way around a fair bit of the world, with no ancestral ties to the country themselves, declare loud and proud that Turkish cuisine is one of their favourites. Firstly, there’s Allegra McEvedy – a […]