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Ottoman mosques in Albania, a shared history

A Turkish organisation has started to renovate five Ottoman-era Islamic sites including four mosques and one Sufi or dervish lodge in Albania this month. The restoration works, which are expected to last two years, are part of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency’s efforts to preserve cultural and historical assets shared by both Turks and […]

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Pope Francis and President Erdoğan discuss Jerusalem at the Vatican

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed Jerusalem with Pope Francis on Monday amid the continuing upheaval caused by the US’s recognition of the city as the Israeli capital last year. President Erdoğan, who became the first Turkish head of state to visit the Vatican in almost 60 years, had a fifty minute meeting with the […]

Fevziye Çamer’s dresses on the Paris catwalk for Oriental Fashion Show

On Wednesday evening, one of Turkey’s top designers presented a shimmering set of evening dresses in Paris – the fashion capital of the world. Fevziye Çamer took part in the 23rd edition of the Oriental Fashion Show, an organising which specialises in promoting international designers and brands who originate from the Silk Road region. The […]

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North Cyprus draws “group of death” for London 2018 CONIFA World Cup Finals

Officials for the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) were in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) at the start of the New Year to oversee the draw for this year’s World Cup. Sixteen teams, including North Cyprus, are taking part in the international football tournament being held in London between Thursday 31 May […]

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Cyprus – unilateralism on hydrocarbons will result in permanent division

  The Greek Cypriot position on hydrocarbons exploitation is that as an independent and sovereign coastal state, member of both the UN and of the EU, the “Republic of Cyprus” has the right to exploit her natural resources, including offshore resources, and agree boundaries with other coastal states in accordance with internationally accepted procedures. Greece […]

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Football legends Tony Adams, Sol Campbell and Tanju Çolak back Tekin Birinci’s bid to become an MP

A candidate for Sunday’s General Elections in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has received support from a number of high profile football celebrities. Football agent Tekin Birinci, who is standing for TDP (Toplumcu Demokrasi Partisi / Communal Democracy Party), has been sent good luck messages from the likes of former Arsenal and England captain […]