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Suspected neo-Nazi continues to deny role in murder of eight Turks in Germany

  At the close of a four-year case, the prime suspect in a neo-Nazi ring accused of murdering ten people, including eight Turkish immigrants, continues to deny her role in the killings. Beate Zschaepe is charged with being a “co-founder, member and accomplice” of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a terrorist organisation which targeted immigrants […]

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Arcola Theatre offering commission opportunity for new BAMER playwright

For any new playwright, getting the space and support to put on a professional play is tough. For those from Britain’s black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee (BAMER) communities, it can be harder still. East London’s award-wining Arcola Theatre has a reputation for staging plays from the UK’s diverse communities, including British Turks via its […]

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Turkey, Kazakhstan sign new investment deal worth $590 million

  Turkey’s President Erdoğan has led another successful political and trade delegation abroad, this time to Kazakhstan. On Saturday, Turkish and Kazakh companies signed new agreements encompassing a broad range of sectors including construction, machine production, energy, and chemical manufacturing, collectively worth $590 million. Details of the new deal were announced in a statement issued […]

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Police appeal after Turkish grandfather brutally robbed by thugs in East London

  Police in Newham are appealing for information and witnesses after an 82-year-old vulnerable man was violently robbed. Ahmet Dobran, who is currently battling cancer and uses a walking stick, was dragged to the ground by three men who pinned him down before forcibly removing his personal jewellery. The attack took place in Sussex Road, […]

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TRNC’s Eastern Mediterranean University ranked among “best 5% universities in the world”

  After making its debut on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings last year, the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), based in the politically unrecognised Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, returns to feature on this year’s list. Details of the highly respected league table, which has been running for 14 years, were released last […]

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Turkey, the US and the Middle East: a damning divergence?

  Late last month, Trump Administration Secretary of Defense James Mattis touched down in Ankara on a tour of Middle Eastern and Black Sea capitals. The Secretary’s Turkey visit, part of a trip that also included stops in Amman, Baghdad, Erbil and Kiev came as an effort to smooth out feathers already ruffled in the […]

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North Cyprus qualifies for 2018 CONIFA World Cup finals in London

  On Sunday, the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) announced details about its next major tournament: the 2018 CONIFA World Cup. The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) is among the 16 nations to have qualified for the finals, which will be played in the British capital next year. The 2018 World Football Cup […]

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Father dies a day after son passes away
 

  A family in North Cyprus are facing double heartache after losing Cem Besim Özgöker and his father Besim within 24 hours of each other. On Wednesday 30 August, the family were plunged into grief after 49-year-old Cem Özgöker died in Ankara. The well-known and liked worker from Mağusa Harbour had gone to Turkey for […]