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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 […]

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Israel triumphs while Cyprus goes close in Eurovision

So Israel has won Eurovision with Netta’s quirky Toy song, which is themed around strong women and features chicken noises. While Netta had been the favourite to win for some time, Cyprus was the unexpected frontrunner after an impressive performance in both the rehearsals and semi-final. For a time it looked like Eurovision was heading to […]

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President Trump nominates Dr Mehmet Oz to be on his sports and fitness council

On Friday, the White House announced President Trump’s intentions to appoint a variety of renowned individuals to key positions in his Administration. Among the names was Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and TV personality whose show Donald Trump appeared on during the 2016 Presidential campaign. Dr Oz is one of […]

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Celebrating 23 April: Children’s Day and St George’s Day

The 23rd of April has a special importance to multiple communities around the world. Those in or whose roots hail from Turkey will be celebrating today because it is National Sovereignty & Children’s Day. During their struggle for independence, the Turks, led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, convened Parliament in Ankara on 23 April 1920. This […]

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Galatasaray women’s basketball team beat Venetian rivals to win EuroCup

Leading Turkish female basketball club Galatasaray picked up the EuroCup trophy on 18 April after beating rivals Reyer Venezia. The final score over the two legs totalled 155-140 in Galatasaray’s favour. The Turkish team lost the return game in Venice 72-65, but emerged victorious overall after building up a commanding lead with their 90-68 win […]

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Dr Louis Fishman to speak on Turkish-Israeli Relations at Westminster public seminar

  Continuing its series of Turkey-related seminars and debates at the Palace of Westminster, the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) will be hosting Dr Louis Fishman there on 25th April 2018. A respected authority on Turkey and Israel, Dr Fishman’s talk will look at the intricacies of Turkish-Israeli relations, placing them within an historical context, […]