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Merkel agrees to upper limit on migration after slim election victory

Angela Merkel has agreed to limit migrant numbers entering Germany to 200,000 annually in order to appease allies in coalition talks after a poor showing in last month’s general elections. Despite winning the most votes, Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) took a bruising from […]

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Transport Minister Chris Grayling meets with Turkish Cypriots to discuss Pegasus UK embargo

A Conservative politician has kept his word to Turkish Cypriots by arranging a face-to-face meeting with the British Transport Minister to discuss UK-imposed security measures that has forced air passengers flying between Britain and North Cyprus off planes in Turkey since the new rule came into effect on June 1st this year. Chingford MP Iain […]

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Turkish amputees are crowned champions of European football

A last-minute goal by Turkish captain Osman Çakmak turned a dramatic game on its head and gave the hosts a 2.1 victory against England in the final of the European Amputee Football Championships. The performance of Turkey’s triumphant amputee footballers was described as “incredible” by UEFA, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tweeted “Turkey is […]

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Innovative wholesaler JJ wins new contract with London Borough of Newham

  National wholesaler JJ Food Service has renewed a multi-million pound contract to supply school meals across the London Borough of Newham. The wholesaler has supplied the borough for the past four years with frozen foods. It has now added grocery products to the contract, more than doubling its value. Group General Manager, Terry Larkin […]

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Chris Eubank Jr destroys Turkish challenger Avni Yıldırım in three rounds

  Boxer Chris Eubank Jr silenced his doubters and retained his IBO Super-Middleweight title in a superb fight at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, on Saturday night. The British boxer knocked out his opponent Avni Yıldırım in the third round with ease to progress into the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series. Yıldırım […]

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Turkey, USA suspend new travel visas as political tit-for-tat escalates

  The Turkish government has responded to the US’s announcement of the suspension of travel visa services in Turkey by imposing its own travel restrictions on American citizens. The diplomatic spat is another sign of the deterioration in relations between the two NATO allies. On Sunday, the US Embassy in Ankara announced it was suspending […]

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Yapı Merkezi signs $1.9bn contract to build East Africa’s first high-speed rail

  One of Turkey’s biggest construction firms is set to design and build East Africa’s fastest railway. On Monday 2 Oct, Yapı Merkezi finalised its second major deal in eight months with Tanzanian authorities to produce 208 miles (336km) of rail transportation linking Makutupora in central Tanzania with Morogoro – the country’s eastern commercial hub. The […]

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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, […]

Touker Suleyman, Selin Kiazim and Kem Cetinay among the winners at Turkish Cypriot 2017 awards gala

  The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) has scored its second big success of the year. After hosting a huge outdoor cultural festival in June that attracted 20,000 people, on Sunday night the national body representing the UK’s 300,000 Turkish Cypriots held the community’s first ever awards event to celebrate its high […]