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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 […]

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‘Saladin Days Nicosia’ starts today
 

This evening sees the launch of a three-day event that will bring together writers, intellectuals, artists and activists in Nicosia to discuss history, literature, identity and contemporary politics. Among the special guests will be British-Pakistani historian and author Tariq Ali and Norwegian author Thorvald Steen, along with Thorvald Steen, Andreas Delsett, Umut Bozkurt, Nicos Philippou, […]

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From Gezi to rakı, music, politics and more: Sean Bw Parker’s ‘Salt in the Milk – Ten Years in Istanbul’

Those who’ve run into Sean Bw Parker will know he’s never shy about stating his mind. Having spent a decade in Istanbul (2004-2014), the British-born writer and musician has witnessed first-hand the huge political, economic and social transformation of Turkey, inspiring him to pen Salt in the Milk – Ten Years in Istanbul. Part factual, […]