Category: TV & Radio

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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 […]

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President Erdoğan tells BBC it will be “comforting” if the EU formally rejects Turkish accession

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has again accused the European Union of being “insincere” over Turkish accession, claiming they were just “wasting” Turkey’s time. The Turkish President’s remarks came during an interview with HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi, who asked whether Turkey is better in or outside of the EU. Pointing to the country’s $11,000 per capita income, Mr […]

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Selin Kiazim’s muhallebi dessert at Wimbledon Championships banquet after winning Great British Menu

  Tonight, BBC 2 will televise Selin Kiazim as she serves her spectacular dessert at a dinner celebrating 140 years of the iconic Wimbledon Championships. Her Turkish-inspired dish Honouring Venus Rosewater Champions, described by former British tennis champion Annabel Croft as “one of the most beautiful puddings I have ever had”, beat seven other desserts […]

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Backlash against TRT’s ‘X Factor’ style Kur’an TV show

  A new game show for Ramazan on Turkey’s flagship state broadcaster channel has incensed many conservative religious groups across the country. The show, Kur’an-ı Kerim’i Güzel Okuma Yarışması [Kuran: Beautiful Recital Competition], televised each night, shows men competing by reciting passages from the Kuran. A panel of three judges give feedback to the competitors, […]