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Grim details emerge in trial of man accused of murdering Canan ‘Mary Jane’ Mustafa

The man accused of killing Mihrican Mustafa and Hungarian national Henriett Szucs is “manipulative and controlling”, who inflicted “very significant violence” on his victims, a court has heard. The remains of mother-of-two Mihrican Mustafa (known as Canan to her Turkish Cypriot family and Mary Jane to friends) and Henriett Szucs were discovered by police in […]

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Turkish lira hits record low against the dollar

The Turkish lira has continued its downward slide this week, reaching a record-low against the dollar today. One US dollar is now worth 7.23 Turkish lira, with the currency losing 18% of its value to the dollar this year. The lira also fell against the pound and the euro. Today’s currency market shows £1 is […]

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Turkey sends urgent aid to Lebanon after huge blast devastates Beirut

Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) is overseeing urgent medical and humanitarian aid to Lebanon following a deadly explosion at the Port of Beirut on Tuesday, which left at least 137 people dead, and an estimated 300,000 homeless. Details were announced by Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca after he spoke on the phone with […]

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Turkish pianist Ozan Çoban breaks world record with music project for schoolchildren

A Turkish pianist has broken the world record for ‘the greatest number of children reached by a project’. 34,558 children took part in Ozan Çoban’s educational classical music project called Müzikli Söyleşiler [Music Interviews]. Mr Çoban’s achievement was verified by the Geniuses Dünya Rekorları DerneğI (Geniuses World Record Association) and he was presented a certificate by […]