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Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu deepens TRNC contacts with Poland

  Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu’s two-day visit to Poland this week provided the ideal opportunity to expand North Cyprus’ political and commercial contacts with the central European nation. The Foreign Minister for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was invited as a guest to a conference and gala dinner in Warsaw, hosted by Diplomats International (DMW) […]

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Kara Sevda becomes first Turkish TV series to win an International Emmy

  A popular Turkish drama series has made history after being awarded Best Telenovela at the 45th International Emmy Awards earlier this week. Kara Sevda, named Endless Love for non-Turkish viewers, beat three other nominees to pick up the prestigious prize at an awards ceremony in New York on Monday night. Kara Sevda’s director Hilal […]

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TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı to give public talk in London

UPDATED: 22 Nov 2017, 12.30 The TRNC London Representative has announced that President Mustafa Akıncı will be in London next week. During his visit to the British capital – his first since being elected TRNC President in May 2015 – the Turkish Cypriot leader will be meeting with British Parliamentarians and giving a public conference about the Cyprus […]

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Turkish-Bulgarian politician seeks minority status for Turks

  Bulgarian Turks continue to press for minority rights in spite of deep opposition from the government. The campaign is being led by Lyutvi Mestan, a former MP and current head of the Democrats for Responsibility, Solidarity and Tolerance Party (DOST), a pro-NATO, pro-EU, pro-Turkish rights party formed in 2016. In an interview on popular […]

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MPs respond to Turkish Cypriot concerns over UK’s North Cyprus air embargo

A correspondence campaign regarding the Pegasus security clamp-down for flights from Ercan Airport to Britain is starting to bear fruit. The campaign was launched by the British Turkish Cypriot Association (BTCA), Embargoed! and T-VINE Magazine. One of the first to get active was Barnet resident and advertising consultant Sonya Karafistan. Her template letter to MPs […]

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Turkey worst in Europe for waste landfills
 

A report has found Turkey is Europe’s third largest producer of household and commercial waste, but the worst in recycling. It sends more than double to landfill sites compared to Spain – the next worst offender. Research by Expert Market revealed that Turkey has the worst waste management practices in Europe, chucking away a mammoth […]

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Family of fatal car accident victim Cavit Kannur “furious” after months of waiting for justice

  Originally from Yeşilırmak, in Lefke, northwest Cyprus, Cavit Mustafa Kannur was a model citizen and family man. Two years ago, this long-term resident of Güzelyurt was killed in a car accident by the Cengiz Topel Monument on the Güzelyurt-Lefke main road. A 19-year-old driver, Deniz Avcu, was travelling in the opposite direction, from Gemikonağı towards […]

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Real-life stories of Brummie Turks needed for A Tale of Two Chippies

  In recent years, there’s been a more determined effort to better represent the rich diversity across Great Britain. From casting to storytelling, the worlds of film, fashion, television and theatre are all eager to tap into the heritage and talent that exists in Britain’s black and ethnic minority communities. That said it’s still a […]