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Former UK government minister: “There are two states in Cyprus. We all need to reflect on that more fully”

On Wednesday, 24 March, the British Turkish Cypriot Association will screen the third and final instalment of its webinar series ‘The Future of Cyprus: Two States? Federalism?’ with a heavyweight panel that includes former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, TRNC President Ersin Tatar’s Special Representative Ergün Olgun, and international relations guru Professor Hasan Ünal. When the […]

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“Time for the international community to think outside the box on Cyprus”, says Ambassador Ümit Yalçın

Turkey’s ambassador to London Ümit Yalçın has found himself in the midst of some of the most intensive political traffic between Turkey and the United Kingdom in decades. After spending two years as the Undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the experienced diplomat arrived in the British capital late in 2018 to find […]

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Azerbaijan, Turkey and England in action this week for World Cup qualifiers

The European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar get underway this week, with games taking place on Wednesday, 24 and Thursday, 25 March. Turkey, Azerbaijan and Wales are in action on Wednesday evening, with England, Northern Ireland and Scotland playing on Thursday. Sky Sports will be giving extensive coverage of all the games. Turkish […]

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Turkish Central Bank head Naci Ağbal fired after just four months in job

The governor of Turkey’s Central Bank Naci Ağbal was dismissed from his post on Friday. The unexpected news came in the form of a presidential decree published in the official gazette early on Saturday, 20 March. Banking professor Şahap Kavcıoğlu, a former MP for President Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), is named as his […]

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Protests after Erdoğan’s “unlawful” order for Turkey to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention

Women have taken to the streets to demand President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reverses his decree for Turkey to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. The international treaty aims to curb violence against women. Thousands descended on Rıhtım Meydanı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, to protest the decision. Smaller demonstrations took place elsewhere in the country, including Izmir, Bursa, Manisa, […]

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BTCA brings on the heavyweights: Jack Straw, Ergün Olgun, and Prof. Hasan Ünal to debate ‘future of Cyprus’

The third and final instalment of the British Turkish Cypriot Association’s ‘What is the future for Cyprus’ debate brings together five major speakers. President Ersin Tatar’s Special Representative Ergün Olgun will appear alongside former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, international relations guru Professor Hasan Ünal, Lord Northbrook, the Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) […]