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Tinie Tempah set to rock Cage Club in Girne
 

Tonight, British superstar rapper Tinie Tempah will be performing at one of Cyprus’ biggest and most glamorous clubs: Cage Wonderland at Cratos Premium Hotel in Girne. It will be the multi-million selling artist’s first trip to North Cyprus and it promises to be a huge night. Tinie Tempah exploded on to the music scene with […]

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British ambassador’s tweet on road tarmacking in Ankara goes viral

Richard Moore, the UK’s ambassador to Ankara, is a prolific user of Twitter, regularly commenting in English and Turkish about diplomatic developments, as well as posting his observations on lighter cultural issues. One such tweet noting the likely difference between workers laying tarmac on roads in Turkey and Britain went viral. Posting a picture of […]

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Africa and Turkey: a promising partnership?
 

  A fortnight ago, Turkey remembered the first anniversary of the brutal 15 July failed coup attempt that left over 250 dead and more than 2,000 injured. Waving flags, Turkish citizens turned out in overwhelming numbers and were addressed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a rally on Istanbul’s Martyrs Bridge (formerly the First Bosphorus […]

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Turkey in top 3 destinations for British tourists in 2017

  After a troubling twelve months that saw tourism to Turkey plummet by up to 40% due to terrorism and the failed coup, the country is again becoming the destination of choice for British visitors. The UK’s leading tour operator Thomas Cook reported strong growth in demand for Turkish holidays for the 2017 season because […]

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After Crans Montana failure, Turkish Cypriots call on UK, UN and EU to restore their “equal rights”

  Turkish Cypriots from around the world have been galvanised into action following the collapse of the Cyprus Talks in Geneva earlier this month. On Thursday, a delegation of British Turkish Cypriots delivered a letter to 10 Downing Street urging Theresa May’s government to “unconditionally end the continued isolation of the Turkish Cypriot People”. The […]

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Police fail to arrest UK supporters of banned PKK
 

Last Friday, tensions boiled over outside the Walthamstow Assembly Hall where pro-AKP government supporters had gathered to commemorate the first anniversary of the attempted coup in Turkey. An assortment of anti-AKP protestors had gathered at the top of the driveway leading to the civic centre in Walthamstow. A few held signs demanding justice for sacked […]

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At least two dead following Aegean earthquake and tsunami

  A Turkish man is among the victims to have died on the island of Kos following a powerful Aegean earthquake that struck in the early hours of Friday. The 6.7-magnitude quake was most acutely felt in the holiday resort towns of Bodrum, Datca and Muğla, on the Turkish coast, and on the Greek island […]

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Far-right ELAM planning big Ledra Palace demonstration on 20 July

  Greek Cyprus’ fascist party ELAM is planning to bring coach loads of protestors to the Ledra Palace checkpoint to demonstrate on 20 July, raising fears of disorder at the Green Line border in the capital Nicosia. ELAM is notorious for using the anniversary of Turkey’s intervention on the island to intimidate those using the […]