Category: News

News - TRNC
Cyprus Talks off as President Akıncı insists Greek Cypriot leader overturns ‘Enosis’ vote

Tomorrow’s planned meeting between President Mustafa Akıncı and President Nicos Anastasiades has been cancelled. “Unfortunately, we have just been informed by the #UN that, due to the Turkish Cypriot leader’s refusal to attend, tomorrow’s scheduled meeting will not take place,” Anastasiades’ spokesman Nicos Christodoulides tweeted earlier today. The crisis between the two leaders blew up […]

News - Features
Germany welcomes Turkish academics 84 years after Atatürk did same for Jews fired by the Nazis

Turkish scholars fired from their jobs following a mass purge in Turkey have found an unexpected guardian angel in Germany. In a bizarre twist of fate, the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, launched last year and inspired by a German Jewish academic saved by Turks, is helping refugee researchers fleeing persecution in their home countries to find […]

News - Features
We remember: Turkey’s accession to NATO 65 years ago today

Feeling the chill of the Cold War, Turkey signed the Washington Treaty and joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, commonly referred to as NATO, on 18th Feb. 1952 – exactly 65 years ago. Twelve founding members, among them the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Belgium, Iceland, France, and Italy, had originally signed the Washington or […]

News - UK
Turkish supermarket slapped with record fine for fly-tipping in Epping Forest

The business owners and store manager of a supermarket in Enfield were ordered to pay fines totalling £23,430 after being found guilty of illegally dumping waste in Epping Forest. The record fine was issued after a large amount of rubbish from Elvan Food Centre was discovered in the forest’s Bury Road car park, located between […]

News - Global
Islamic countries upgrade Turkish Cypriot state to full political title

  A government minister from North Cyprus thanked his peers for allowing him to represent his country using its full official title. Labour and Social Security Minister Hamza Ersan Saner was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, attending the Ministerial Conference about the ‘OIC Approach to Empower the Marriage and Family Institution and the Preservation of its […]

News - Global
Turkish Airlines drops new advert featuring Morgan Freeman during American Super Bowl

Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman supped on Turkish tea before appearing in a comfy aircraft armchair atop stunning scenery in a new 45-second advert for Turkish Airlines. The clip, directed by Matthias Zentner, received its debut airing during yesterday’s Super Bowl. The advert appeared in commercial breaks during the match between the New England Patriots and the […]

News - Global
Europe refuses to extradite terror suspects to Turkey

Turkey’s domestic battle against multiple terrorist groups is being thwarted by its Western allies. Since 2007, Ankara has secured the extradition of just 12 of a possible 448 terror suspects currently residing in Europe. According to a report in Turkish daily Sözcü, most of those wanted by Turkey are accused of being members of the […]

News - UK
Dr Erol Kaymak on CEFTUS panel to debate Cyprus at Westminster

As Cyprus’ two Presidents inch closer to a permanent solution to the 53-year-old conflict, British think tank CEFTUS invites two experts from the divided island to discuss the current round of talks at two separate Westminster events. Dr Erol Kaymak is the Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean […]

News - Turkey
Theresa May secures multi-million defence deal after Turkey visit

Theresa May and her Turkish counterpart have announced new trade talks between Britain and Turkey that could generate billions more pounds for their economies. Mrs May is the first major Western leader to visit the Turkish capital following the coup attempt last summer. During her one day visit to Ankara on Saturday 28 Jan, the […]