Category: News

News - Turkey
Diyarbakır co-mayors Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı charged with terror offences

A promise by the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) to clamp down on those suspected of supporting terrorism has extended to members of HDP (People’s Democratic Party) – Turkey’s third largest political party, known for its pro-Kurdish views. HDP’s Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı (pictured above), the co-mayors of Diyarbakır were arrested late on […]

News - Turkey
Turkey celebrates 93rd Republic Day
 

A series of official and public events across the country have marked the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey. The day started with the traditional laying of a wreath of red and white carnations displaying the Turkish flag at the Anıtkabir – Atatürk’s Mausoleum – in the capital Ankara. Led by […]

News - TRNC
Cyprus to be split into two time zones from Sunday
 

From 30 Oct., the time on either side of the Green Line in Cyprus will be an hour apart. A decision by the TRNC Parliament on 8 Sept. to drop Daylight Saving Time (DST) means that unlike the South, clocks in the North will not be going back an hour this Sunday. The Turkish Cypriot […]

Entrepreneurs
Turkish brands woo Britain

In sophisticated markets like the UK, you need spectacular branding. This process of creating a unique identity is not just about the company or product name and a logo, but also its values, personality, people, culture and service, which shape the way customers and the wider world perceive it. T-VINE takes a look at how […]

News - Turkey
Himmet Aktürk confesses to murdering toddler on ATV
 

A guest who was being quizzed about the disappearance of a neighbour’s 3.5 year-old daughter in Manisa, western Turkey, made a disturbing confession on television. Himmet Aktürk told presenter Müge Anlı that he had killed and buried little Irmak Kupal, who went missing . A resident in the same Alaşehir neighbourhood as the Kupal family, Aktürk agreed […]

News - UK
Dr Eylem Atakav’s documentary on child brides gets global media coverage

A ground-breaking film by a British Turkish academic about the hidden abuses women made to marry young face has received international media attention. News about Dr Eylem Atakav’s Growing Up Married has appeared in the Daily Mail and The F-Word (both UK), New York Times (USA), Gulf Times (Qatar), Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey), and many […]

News - UK
Atlasglobal moving to Stansted airport at the end of October

From the end of this month, one of Turkey’s leading air carriers will be transferring its UK flights from Luton Airport to Stansted. Atlasglobal, formerly known as Atlasjet, has been flying between Istanbul Atatürk Airport and Luton since May 2014. The airline took the strategic decision to use London Stansted Airport instead as part of […]

Community
Profile: Rauf Raif Denktaş Turkish School, Blackfen
 

As the new academic year gets underway, thousands of British children of Turkish heritage will also be attending one of 40 Turkish supplementary schools. For three to four hours each weekend, they have the chance to learn to read and write Turkish, and explore their cultural history with children of a similar age. For some […]

News - TRNC
Turkey to supply electricity to North Cyprus from 2017

The Turkish and Turkish Cypriot Energy Ministers have signed an historic deal that will see Turkey provide electricity to North Cyprus by underwater cable. The agreement, made by Sunat Atun of the TRNC and Berat Albayrak for Turkey, was formalised in Istanbul on Tuesday, 11 Oct, during the World Energy Congress being hosted in the […]