Category: TV & Radio

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Global success of Turkish TV dramas set to continue into 2018

  Kara Sevda (Endless Love)’s stunning win at the International Emmys earlier this week confirmed the phenomenal rise of popular Turkish drama worldwide. Kara Sevda became the first Turkish TV series to win an International Emmy – the TV equivalent of the Oscars – when it was awarded Best Telenovela in New York. The series […]

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Kara Sevda becomes first Turkish TV series to win an International Emmy

  A popular Turkish drama series has made history after being awarded Best Telenovela at the 45th International Emmy Awards earlier this week. Kara Sevda, named Endless Love for non-Turkish viewers, beat three other nominees to pick up the prestigious prize at an awards ceremony in New York on Monday night. Kara Sevda’s director Hilal […]

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Tamer Hassan stars in TV remake of classic gangster movie Snatch

British and Hollywood actor Tamer Hassan is back in action in arguably the coolest new series to hit our screens this autumn. He plays Hate ‘Em All Henry alongside Rupert Grint (Harry Potter films), Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives, My Week with Marilyn), Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Musketeers), and Juliet Aubrey in the television reboot of […]

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Boxing: Chris Eubank Jr v Avni Yıldırım, see the big fight live on ITV Box Office

  This Saturday, Turkey’s undefeated young boxer Avni Yıldırım faces Britain’s Chris Eubank Jr for the IBO Super-Middleweight title. The fight, at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, is part of the World Boxing Super Series, a new tournament now at the quarter-finals stage. The competition winner will come away with $10m in prize money, […]

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Selin Kiazim cooking Turkish Cypriot recipes on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch

  One of Britain’s most exciting new culinary talents is back on our screens on Sunday morning. Selin Kiazim, whose family roots hail from North Cyprus, will be creating dishes from her Oklava Turkish Cypriot Kitchen cookbook on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch programme. Selin is having a phenomenal 2017. In June, her muhallebi dessert was […]

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Turkish Cypriot actor Arman Mantella set to appear in Eastenders

  Rising star Arman Mantella from North London has bagged himself a small role on Eastenders. The episode will be screened in early September. There are currently no details about Arman’s part, and whether it is a one-off appearance or has the prospect of being turned into a regular character. The actor told T-VINE: “Although it’s […]

Entrepreneurs
Touker Suleyman is back on air with Dragons’ Den this Sunday

  Turkish Cypriot fashion mogul Touker Suleyman (pictured far left above) returns for his third series of Dragons’ Den – the BBC’s popular business show where budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and a stake in their business for cash investments. He is joined by long-standing Dragons and fellow business gurus Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden. […]

Features
Love Island: Kem’s mum Figen Cetinay on her “sensitive boy”

  Reality TV shows are like marmite: you either love them or hate them. Those featuring semi-naked participants that jump into bed at every available opportunity generate even stronger opinions, with opponents claiming such programmes objectify contestants, while others label them as “sneak porn” due to their overtly sexual nature. So when Figen Cetinay found out […]