Category: TV & Radio

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Kem Cetinay’s brilliant run on Celebrity MasterChef comes to an end

An overly sweet chocolate coconut dessert thwarted Kem Cetinay’s progress on Celebrity MasterChef. The former Love Island winner turned television presenter had entered finals week on a confident run, but failed to impress the judges on Wednesday night and was eliminated. One of 20 celebrities competing on this year’s show, Kem made it to the […]

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Diriliş: Ertuğrul actor Engin Altan Düzyatan stars in new TV series about famed Ottoman admiral Barbaros

Engin Altan Düzyatan returns to the small screen on Thursday night in new epic period drama Barbaroslar: Akdeniz’in Kılıcı (Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean). Set in the sixteenth century, Düzyatan plays Oruç Reis, the older brother of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, one of the Ottoman Empire’s most colourful and important personalities. The lead role is played by […]

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Eurovision Song Contest 2021 crowns Italy as winners

This year’s Eurovision again proved to be a mixed bag of songs, talents and weird costumes but then which year since the 1980s hasn’t. Despite the year off due to the COVID pandemic or maybe because of it, the return of Eurovision with live performers and an actual audience was greeted with jubilation by Eurovision […]

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Azerbaijan’s Samira Efendi competes in tonight’s Eurovision final

The Eurovision Song Contest is back after a year’s enforced absence due to the coronavirus pandemic. Twenty three countries will compete in Saturday’s televised final, among them Azerbaijan. Representing the Turkic republic is 30-year-old singer Samira Efendi, who impressed with her live performance of Mata Hari at the first semi-final on Tuesday, booking her spot […]

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New TV series ‘The Turkic World’ to feature the culture and history of Central Asia and Anatolia

The life, customs and roots of the Turkic peoples of Central Asia and Anatolia is set to be broadcast in a new weekly television series. Produced by state broadcaster Azerbaijan Television (AzTV), each week ‘The Turkic World’ will feature the rich culture, history, traditions and landmarks of the different Turkic speaking peoples: the Turks, Kazakhs, […]