Category: News – Turkey

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Vodafone does U-turn on Turkey ‘Roam-free’ status
 

When Vodafone announced earlier this month it was moving Turkey to ‘Roam-further’ status, there was an outcry from thousands of affected customers. A petition was launched by those angry at having to pay a daily fee on top of their UK monthly plan while they were in Turkey and North Cyprus. Others threatened to ditch […]

Books
Burhan Sönmez’s Istanbul Istanbul wins EBRD Literature Prize

  Earlier this week, the London Book Fair announced Turkish author Burhan Sönmez’s Istanbul Istanbul, translated by Ümit Hussein, had won the inaugural EBRD Literature Prize. Judged by historian Peter Frankopan, poet Gabriel Gbadamosi, Lucy Hannah, who founded and manages the Commonwealth Writers platform, and journalist Rosie Goldsmith, the prize awards €20,000 to the winning title, which is […]

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Turkey backs American, British and French air strikes on Syria

  The Turkish Government has thrown its weight behind air strikes launched against the Syrian regime in the early hours of Saturday morning. The USA, Britain and France commenced their aerial bombardment of key targets associated with chemical weapons following the regime’s alleged gas attack on citizens in Douma, which killed 70 people. British jets […]

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Atlasglobal confirms its daily flights to Ercan are set to continue

  A leading carrier to North Cyprus has issued a statement rebutting claims it will be stopping flights to the country. Istanbul-based Atlasglobal (formerly Atlasjet) has been flying to the Mediterranean island for more than a decade, with multiple daily flights to North Cyprus’ Ercan Airport. Earlier today, the airline was forced to respond to […]

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UK-Turkey packaging industry matchmaking event in London to boost trade links

  British-based businesses seeking quality, competitive and innovative packaging solutions should book themselves into a special industry event taking place at the Business Design Centre in London at the end of this month. They will be able to meet a dozen of Turkey’s top suppliers over a networking lunch and face-to-face meetings. The Istanbul Exporters’ […]

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Halima Aden in Istanbul for launch of Raşit Bağzıbağlı x Modanisa’s Desert Dream collection

  The eagerly awaited Raşit Bağzıbağlı x Modanisa spring-summer collection went on sale on Monday 26th March. Turkey’s leading designer and Modanisa.com – the world’s biggest modest fashion e-retailer – celebrated their collaboration with a launch party in Istanbul. Jetting in especially for the occasion was trailblazing model Halima Aden, who opened the catwalk for […]

Art
New Banksy mural in New York demands release of Turkish artist Zehra Doğan

On Thursday night, one of the world’s most famous artists unveiled a giant new mural in New York protesting the imprisonment of a young artist in Turkey. The ‘Free Zehra Doğan’ painting by Banksy appeared on a wall on the corner of Houston Street and Bowery in East Village, and was verified as his on […]

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British musician appeals for peace, releases fundraising song ‘Dünya’ for refugee children in Turkey

On Friday, 16 March, singer-songwriter Djanan Turan released a new single Dünya, dedicating it to a peaceful world for children. As part of the world premiere of Dünya’s music video on the same day, Djanan also launched a fundraising campaign for Small Projects Istanbul, which supports refugee children from Syria and Palestine now living in Turkey. […]