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We Remember: the anniversary of Atatürk’s abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate

  Today, 93 years ago on 3 March 1924, under the leadership of President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey’s Grand National Assembly passed three bills that would change the country irreversibly. Of these, the first abolished the Ministry of Religious Law and Pious Foundations, the second established a single education system, and the third—the most revolutionary […]

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Who will be Britain’s new kebab kings?
 

On Sunday, the great and the good from the nation’s kebab industry will come together for the 5th British Kebab Awards. The event, this year hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenters Chris Stark and Scott Mills, is an opportunity to recognise the UK’s high achievers, from Best Chef, to the Best Newcomer, and Outstanding Contribution […]

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Germany welcomes Turkish academics 84 years after Atatürk did same for Jews fired by the Nazis

Turkish scholars fired from their jobs following a mass purge in Turkey have found an unexpected guardian angel in Germany. In a bizarre twist of fate, the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, launched last year and inspired by a German Jewish academic saved by Turks, is helping refugee researchers fleeing persecution in their home countries to find […]

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BRU48 - 20030211 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM : A Turkish flag waves in front of NATO's one, Tuesday 11 February 2003, in Brussels, as NATO's members ambassadors are due to gather around 18.00 CET to try to reach an agreement on Turkey's Article 4 invocation. 3 countries excercised their right of veto on Turkey's demand for defence preparation in case of conlict with Irak during yesterday's NATO's ambassadors crisis meeting. EPA PHOTO BELGA/ BENOIT DOPPAGNE
We remember: Turkey’s accession to NATO 65 years ago today

Feeling the chill of the Cold War, Turkey signed the Washington Treaty and joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, commonly referred to as NATO, on 18th Feb. 1952 – exactly 65 years ago. Twelve founding members, among them the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Belgium, Iceland, France, and Italy, had originally signed the Washington or […]

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We remember: The Ottoman Empire’s First Constitution, established 140 years ago

In January 1877, the Constantinople ‘Tersane’ Conference, attended by the Great Powers including Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and Austria-Hungary, came to an end. The Conference had started in December 1876, and was intended to address the Ottoman Empire’s problems, commonly referred to by European politicians and diplomats as the “Eastern Question”. The year 1876 had […]

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T-VINE’s biggest stories of 2016
 

These are T-VINE’s most popular stories of 2016: the best read, and the most virally shared and talked-about news on social media. Top 10 most popular stories of 2016 Former Greek Cypriot foreign minister apologises for mass murder of Turkish Cypriots Sending the T-VINE servers into near melt-down was our story in August about former South Cyprus […]

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Disabled Soner Sabriler trapped in 1st floor flat, failed by Haringey’s housing crisis

A 61-year-old Turkish Cypriot man with severe mobility problems is a virtual prisoner in his own home due to a chronic shortage of social housing in his borough and the unwillingness of the council’s independent medical advisors to upgrade his priority status. Soner Sabriler lives in a small, 2-bedroom, first-floor flat off Green Lanes, Harringay, […]