Category: News – UK

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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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Enfield Council responds to calls to prevent the “TRNC” from playing on council-owned land in CONIFA World Cup

Next month, the Paddy Power 2018 CONIFA World Cup will be held in London. The tournament is organised by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA), which allows countries and regions not represented by FIFA to participate. North Cyprus is among the sixteen teams that will be competing for the CONIFA World Cup. The side’s […]

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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 […]

Guest Views
Ankara Agreement suspension – will you stand by or stand up?

Would you like to hear a story? It’s about a forgotten deal between the UK and Turkey, which came to life in the 90s. For the past two decades, the Ankara Agreement has been a strong and vital option in enabling commercial immigration from Turkey to Britain. Recently, the significant rise in new applicants has […]