Category: TV & Radio

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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, […]

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Selin Kiazim competes in a new series of Great British Menu on BBC2

  Selin Kiazim is a rising star on the London food scene and this week she goes head-to-head against two other talented young chefs for the 12th series of BBC 2’s Great British Menu. The young Turkish Cypriot chef will be vying for a place in the finals where winning dishes will feature on this […]

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Ukraine triumphs in Eurovision thriller
 

As Eurovisions go, it appeared that Australia (yes, we know it’s not in Europe) had it sown up this year. Way out in front with votes from the juries of the participating countries, we were looking at a comprehensive Aussie win. Though Ukraine was picking up a few 12 points, Australia was more consistent with […]

TV & Radio
Selin Kiazim on today’s episode of Saturday Kitchen on BBC1

A Turkish Cypriot chef will be appearing on BBC 1’s weekly food show Saturday Kitchen this morning. Selin Kiazim, tipped as “one of London’s hottest up-and-coming chefs”, will be appearing alongside programme host James Martin, fellow top chef Bryn Williams and an as yet unrevealed celebrity guest. The show starts at 10am. The long-running weekend […]

TV & Radio
Tamer Hassan joins Game of Thrones
 

Turkish Cypriot Tamer Hassan has landed a role in the next series of Game of Thrones. The Hollywood actor revealed the news at the London premier of Breakdown last week. He told Bang Showbiz: “I just finished doing Game of Thrones. I loved it. I can’t say too much about it but I’m part of […]