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Coronavirus: Turkish Airlines to remain grounded until end of May

Turkey’s biggest carrier Turkish Airlines has announced the continued suspension of its domestic and international flights. The news, posted on the company website on Tuesday, 28 April, stated that the suspension would run until 28 May, and was “in accordance with decisions taken by the official authorities” to help “protect public health against the novel […]

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France’s Believe buys majority stake in Turkey’s biggest record label DMC

DMC, the record label behind Turkey’s biggest pop stars Tarkan, Sezen Aksu and Ajda Pekkan, is being taken over by French digital music platform Believe Digital. An agreement worth $23.4 million, signed on 17 April by Doğan Holding, Doğan Müzik Yapım’s (DMC) parent company, and Believe Digital, will see the French company take a 60% […]

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TRNC PM Ersin Tatar joins world leaders in wishing UK PM Boris Johnson well

Ersin Tatar, the Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, has sent a message wishing his British counterpart Boris Johnson “a full and speedy recovery”. The TRNC Prime Minister was among dozens of politicians in Britain and from around the world who issued public messages of support for Mr Johnson after it was […]

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Chinese ambassador slammed for praising Greek Cypriot terror group EOKA

Turkish Cypriots have criticised the Chinese ambassador to Cyprus for his “deeply offensive” comments about EOKA, a Greek Cypriot paramilitary organisation responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people. Ambassador Huang Xingyuan took to Twitter yesterday, 1stApril, to praise EOKA on the 65th anniversary of the start of its murderous campaign, which killed over 450 British, […]

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Number of Turks seeking asylum in European countries up 9% in 2019

Applications by Turkish nationals for protection in Europe has seen a fresh rise in 2019. Over 25,000 applied for asylum last year, with Germany the preferred destination for more than 10,000 Turks. Turks were the sixth largest group seeking refuge in Europe in 2019, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. A […]