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World’s first female football referee was Turkish, confirms FIFA

A Turkish woman living in Germany has been confirmed as the world’s first female football referee. Drahşan Arda received the letter from FIFA last week, which verified her claim after viewing the available evidence. Edirne-born Arda, now aged 73, had undergone referee training in Zonguldak, northern Turkey, in 1967. She completed the course and received […]

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Uyghurs in Turkey hopeful, but helpless
 

“Kardeş kardeşi satmaz,”Rukiye Turdush, a Canada-based advocate for the persecuted Uyghur minority in China said, switching from her local Turkic dialect spoken in China’s western Xinjiang region to the Anatolian dialect spoken in Turkey. A brother does not sell out his brother. “Uyghurs never lose hope in Turkey. They strongly believe that sooner or later […]

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Photography legends Mert and Marcus honoured at the 2018 Fashion Awards

Fashion glitterati gathered at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday night for the presentation of the British Fashion Council’s annual awards to the industry’s best innovators, whose “creativity and imagination have broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months”. Renowned photography duo Mert & Marcus were the recipients of the prestigious Isabella […]

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Three dead, one missing, as storms lash North Cyprus
 

Three young people have died and another is missing after heavy rain lashed parts of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Wednesday, 5 December, in some of the worst storms for years. The three victims – one female and two male – were named by Turkish Cypriot police as Gaye Soyutok, 18, Tolga Bekçi, […]

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North Cyprus introduces plastic bag charge
 

Shoppers in North Cyprus now have to pay for plastic carrier bags under a new law aimed at tackling pollution. Under the changes, which came into force on 1 December, shops must now charge 25 kuruş – nearly 4p based on current exchange rates – for each single-use plastic carrier bag issued. Businesses caught flouting […]

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Ministry of Justice to investigate Tottenham Park Cemetery

A government department has appointed an inspector to “investigate very serious concerns raised about the condition, practices and management of the privately owned and operated Tottenham Park Cemetery.” The decision has been welcomed by Enfield Council and the Tottenham Park Cemetery Action Group (TPCAG) – the community group representing relatives, who have been campaigning for […]