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Popstar Tarkan becomes a father, introduces world to baby Liya

  Turkey’s megastar Tarkan proudly announced the arrival of his first child on social media last night. Posting a picture of his new baby daughter, the international pop star wrote “Our daughter ‘Liya’ has arrived in the world JLike the sun, she was born into our lives. It is impossible to say with words, we […]

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Neo-Nazi gets life for racist murders of eight German Turks

Beate Zschäpe has been found guilty of ten racially-motivated murders by a German court. A five-year trial determined that she was a member of a neo-Nazi gang behind the murder of eight Turks, one Greek, and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007. The Munich state court’s verdict, given on Wednesday 11 July, carries an […]

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Cüneyt Çakır to referee England vs Croatia World Cup semi-final

Turkish referee Cüneyt Çakır has been handed the responsibility of officiating the second semi-final between England and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday night. It will be the 41-year-old’s third match at this summer’s tournament. He was in charge during Iran’s 1-0 victory over Morocco and Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat against Argentina. Çakır […]

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Turkey’s Mr Gay Syria wins Best Documentary at Milan film festival

A film made in Turkey about the lives of gay Syrian refugees has picked up the Best Documentary Award at the Mix Milano Film Festival. It is the latest accolade in a string of awards and honourable mentions for Mr Gay Syria. Producer Ekin Çalışır posted the news on Facebook and wrote: “So proud to […]

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“Give North Cyprus an Emoji” say 1000 signatories
 

An online petition calling for a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) flag mobile phone emoji has gained over 1000 signatures. The plea, named “Make a TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) emoji!!” which is directed at tech giants Apple, Samsung and Microsoft is registered on campaigning website change.org and is intended to gain greater global recognition for the […]

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President Akıncı reiterates “fundamental” parameters of Cyprus Talks

  Having been under attack from his own side for supposedly diluting the vital elements of the Turkish Cypriot negotiating position, particularly on the issue of security and Turkey’s guarantees, President Mustafa Akıncı has been at pains to stress nothing could be further from the truth. Speaking at the Akıncılar Festival on 6 May, the […]