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Britain to showcase its ‘excellence in technology’ at Istanbul Conference

Britain will be presenting its technology credentials to Turkish business at a one-day event in Istanbul on Monday, 17 February. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is hosting the UK Technology Conference 2020, which aims to bring together “thought-leaders from business, university, research centre and government” through exclusive keynote briefings, panel discussions and workshops covering […]

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Atlasglobal files for bankruptcy
 

Troubled Turkish airline Atlasglobal has filed for bankruptcy, Turkey’s civil aviation authority said on Friday. All Atlasglobal flights have been cancelled, and its website is no longer taking bookings. The Directorate General of Turkey’s Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in tweet in Turkish the private airline had “filed for bankruptcy because it could not continue its […]

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Tragedy strikes rescue team in Van, Turkey, as avalanches leave 12 dead

A rescue team searching for people trapped in an avalanche in the town of Bahçesaray, near Van, eastern Turkey, were themselves hit by another avalanche killing eight rescuers. Local people had joined a rescue team from AFAD (Turkey’s Emergency and Disaster Management body) on a stretch of highway near Bahçesaray in a desperate search for […]

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Turkey’s population tops 83 million

Turkey’s population grew to 83.15 million last year, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) today. Official figures show the population increased by 1,151,115, or 1.39%, in 2019, a slight decrease from the previous year, when the population had risen by 1.47%. The population is evenly split between males (41,721,136, or 50.2%) […]

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Family announces funeral details of iconic grocer Yaşar Halim

The funeral of Yaşar Halim – Britain’s best-known Turkish Cypriot grocer and pâtissier – has been confirmed. Mr Halim, who passed away on 28 January after a short illness aged 77, will be buried alongside his wife in his native Cyprus on Sunday, 9 February, the family have announced. A remembrance service will take place […]

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Man charged with the murder of Canan ‘Mary Jane’ Mustafa

A man has been charged with two counts of murder following the discovery of two bodies in a freezer in East London in April last year. Zahid Younis, 35 (07.08.84), of Vandome Close, Canning Town, E16 will  appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 14 February for two counts of murder. Younis is […]