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Art
Call for submissions for London’s 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition

The Yunus Emre Institute has announced details about its upcoming Turkish Community Art Exhibition, which will take place in central London early in 2020. The Institute is inviting British Turks to submit their creative works for consideration. The exhibition is a showcase of the creative talents of both professional and amateur artists of Turkish heritage […]

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Germany pledges more aid for refugees in Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Wednesday that Germany will provide more financial aid to Turkey to help with the hosting of 3.5 million refugees in the country. Addressing media together with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic (pictured above) at a sideline event during the European People’s Party Congress held in the Croatian capital Zagreb, […]

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Turkish wedding convoy fined in Rotterdam

Turkish drivers taking part in a wedding convoy across the Dutch city of Rotterdam have been fined €3,000 for noise pollution and anti-social behaviour. Up to 30 vehicles are thought to have formed the wedding convoy on Saturday afternoon, beeping their horns as they made their way through the streets in the southern part of […]

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The final curtain closes as iconic actress Yıldız Kenter dies aged 91

Yıldız Kenter, one of Turkey’s biggest stars of cinema and theatre, has died in Istanbul at the age of 91. The multi award-winning actress had been battling lung disease and was in intensive care at the American Hospital when she passed away on Sunday, 17 November. During an illustrious career spanning sixty years, Kenter appeared […]

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Kuruluş: Osman, the follow-up series to Diriliş: Ertuğrul, starts on Wednesday

Kuruluş: Osman, the eagerly awaited follow-up to blockbuster period drama Diriliş: Ertuğrul [‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’] is set to hit Turkish TV screens on Wednesday evening, 20 November. Starring Burak Özçivit (pictured top), the new  series about the life of Osman I, the founder of Ottoman Empire, will be broadcast weekly on ATV. The makers of Diriliş: […]

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Turkey qualifies for Euro 2020

Turkey guaranteed its place at next year’s European Championship finals with a draw against Iceland. Topping their group before kick-off, the Turks needed just a point to qualify, and there was jubilation on and off the pitch when the final whistle went. A goalless draw, played at Galatasaray’s Turk Telekom Stadium in Istanbul, took Turkey […]

Community
Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu in London for talks

The Mayor of Istanbul will address British Turks in North London this evening, Thursday 14 November. Ekrem İmamoğlu arrived at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, where he was greeted by members of the  Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) UK branch. Tonight at 5.30pm, Mr İmamoğlu will take to the stage at the Dominion Centre on Wood Green […]

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‘Kebab King’ Ibrahim Dogus is Labour’s candidate for West Bromwich East

Restaurateur Ibrahim Dogus will contest the seat vacated by former Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson. The founder of the British Kebab Awards is Labour’s candidate for West Bromwich East. Labour has a majority of 7,713 from the 2017 General Election, receiving 58% of all votes cast. Mr Watson had held the seat since 2001, […]