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If you love new Turkish TV drama Barbaros, check out this talk on ‘Piracy and Law in the Ottoman Mediterranean’

Turkish broadcaster TRT’s new epic period drama Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean (Barbaroslar: Akdeniz’in Kılıcı), about a sixteenth century corsair who went on to become admiral of the Ottoman fleet, has piqued major interest in corsairs of that era. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Anglo-Turkish Society’s next talk will be on ‘Piracy and law in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Are EU-Turkey ties set to permanently fracture? Join Prof Cengiz Aktar and journalist Yavuz Baydar’s timely discussion ahead of December’s EU Summit

Relations between the European Union and Turkey have been strained for many years, but with the threat of EU sanctions against Turkey could they fracture entirely? Two incisive Turkish minds, Prof Cengiz Aktar and Yavuz Baydar, will be assessing the situation with a critical eye ahead of a crucial EU Summit on 11-12 December where […]

Film
Free online talk: ‘Turkish Remakesploitation: Yeşilçam-era remakes of Hollywood cinema’

During the 1970s and 80s, Turkish cinema regularly churned out low-budget versions of Hollywood box office smashes and American television hit series. Star Wars, Star Trek, The Exorcist, E.T., and Superman were among those to get an often unauthorised Turkish makeover. These B-movies, often referred to as “Turksploitation”, are not only endearing to Turks, but […]

Talks
Diriliş Ertuğrul actor Engin Altan Düzyatan to do live UK talk on Wednesday

If you love Turkish drama, make sure you tune into the Yunus Emre Institute UK’s YouTube TV channel on Wednesday, 10 June, where actor Engin Altan Düzyatan, famed for his role as Ertuğrul Gazi, the father of the Ottomans, will be this week’s guest. Izmir-born Düzyatan, 40, made his screen debut in television series Ruhsar back […]

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TRNC Prime Minister Tatar to give public talk in London on Tuesday evening

The Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) and National Unity Party (UBP) leader Ersin Tatar will be in London for a short visit between 10 and 13 February. Mr Tatar, who is a candidate in the upcoming TRNC Presidential elections, will be meeting with a variety of Parliamentarians during this three-day […]