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Turkish TV series Diriliş Ertuğrul takes Britain by storm

Turkish soap operas have been appealing to global audiences for some time, but seldom have any generated the levels of fandom that Diriliş Ertuğrul (Resurrection Ertuğrul) has. Even more significantly, it is the first to have seriously penetrated the UK. From talks up and down the country, to arranged travel tours to the set, there […]

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Selin Kiazim hoping for more success on this year’s Great British Menu

  The new series of Great British Menu is upon us, and after opening with three leading culinary talents from the North East, the second week moves to the London and South East heat, which features Selin Kiazim. Last year, Kiazim’s Turkish-inspired muhallebi dish Honouring Venus Rosewater Champions was the winning dessert on Great British Menu […]

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Turkish male actors needed for new series of hit TV drama Top Boy

  A leading British drama is seeking actors of Turkish heritage to star in its new series, to be screened on Netflix. The appeal was made by leading casting agency Des Hamilton, which is advertising for male Turks aged between 25 and 60 to appear in Top Boy 3. Several roles are up for grabs […]

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Israel triumphs while Cyprus goes close in Eurovision

So Israel has won Eurovision with Netta’s quirky Toy song, which is themed around strong women and features chicken noises. While Netta had been the favourite to win for some time, Cyprus was the unexpected frontrunner after an impressive performance in both the rehearsals and semi-final. For a time it looked like Eurovision was heading to […]

Music
Hello Eurovision, this is Lisbon calling
 

  Travelling to Sweden for my first Eurovision in 2016, I thought I had reached the pinnacle of my love for Eurovision. But here I am, on the verge of travel again to a Eurovision winning country, this time to Portugal. It’s not just the idea of warmer climes that is appealing (Stockholm is lovely […]