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The many health benefits of the avocado

During this Covid-19 pandemic, many more of us are paying attention to what we eat. Improvements to our diet can generate positive changes to our overall wellbeing. One of the foods growing in popularity is the avocado. This pear-shaped fruit with a hard inedible outer green skin and a delicious savoury-tasting flesh is an excellent […]

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Four Turks from the world of fashion, politics, transport and scouts in the UK’s 2020 Honours List

Four Turks were among the 1,495 people named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, announced on Friday night. Fashion designer Erdem Moralıoğlu and Jeremy Corbyn’s former diary manager Ayşe Funda Veli are both awarded an MBE, while First Bus supervisor Mustafa Kemal Köksal and scout leader Celal İzcibayar each received a BEM. The four […]

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Gaziantep’s new signing Kevin Mirallas gets tray of baklava for birthday

As player announcements go, Süper Lig football club Gaziantep FK opted for a more traditional Turkish welcome for their latest signing, winger Kevin Mirallas. The Belgium international was pictured in the club’s red and black strip on Monday holding a tray of baklava – a birthday present from his new club. Gaziantep is world-famous for […]

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The incredible tale of Frederick Bruce Thomas, aka ‘The Black Russian’, who brought Jazz and music hall culture to Turkey

Any visitor to Turkey will know how important music is to the local culture. From Turkish pop to Ottoman-inspired classical music (Türk Sanat Müziği), folk (Halk Müziği) and the blues (Türkü), live renditions can be seen and heard everywhere. One of the country’s biggest modern entertainment traditions has been the gazino – a high-end cabaret […]

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Turkey’s first female F-16 pilot Berna Şen is promoted to Colonel

A pioneering female pilot has made history again after being promoted to the rank of Colonel. Berna Şen’s promotion was announced by the Turkish Air Force Command at the end of August. Şen joined the Turkish Air Force (TAF) 26 years ago. She entered into the Turkish history books in 2000 for flying the F-16 […]

Features
Nev G DeMarni: the glamorous London weather girl for all seasons

Without a doubt, 2020 has been a strange year. An unknown virus, millions dead or infected, international travel bans, and government-imposed lockdowns for our protection, which have separated us from our loved ones and put a stop to many of our favourite pastimes in a bid to minimise human contact. One happy constant throughout this […]

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Philanthropist Osman Kavala has spent over 1,000 days in detention in Turkey

Amnesty International, the US State Department, and Nacho Sánchez Amor, the European Parliament’s Rapporteur on Turkey, led the international calls for the immediate release of Osman Kavala. The Turkish businessman has been held in jail since November 2017 despite not being convicted of any crime. A crescendo of calls for Mr Kavala’s freedom came on […]

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Fury across Turkey after gruesome murder details of Pınar Gültekin emerge

There has been public uproar and protests following the brutal killing of Pınar Gültekin, a 27-year-old university student whose body was found in the Aegean district of Muğla on Tuesday, 21 July. She had been missing since 16 July after stepping out of her flat in Muğla. Police were able to track her movements by […]