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Lord Balfe blasts Britain’s stance on Turkish Cypriots

The UK will not take “even the smallest step” to recognise the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) because of Greek Cypriot threats over the future of the Sovereign Base Areas, a member of the House of Lords has said. Conservative peer Lord Balfe said that the TRNC was “right not to trust” the British […]

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Could your Valentine’s Day flowers be from Turkey?

Planning to purchase flowers this Valentine’s Day? Then there’s a chance your bouquet could have been grown and cut in Turkey, which has reportedly exported 50 million stems to 20 countries, including the UK, in preparation for the day. The figure was revealed by Ismail Yılmaz, chairman of the Central Anatolian Ornamental Plants and Products […]

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Queen recognises Turkish Cypriot human rights campaigner

The Queen has given a Turkish Cypriot campaigner a top award for her efforts in tackling human trafficking and modern day slavery. British High Commissioner to Cyprus Stephen Lillie presented Mine Yücel with a Commonwealth Point of Light certificate signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Commonwealth awards scheme was launched last year as […]

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Three arrests after teenager Nedim Birgim is murdered in Islington

Police have arrested three people following the murder of Nedim Birgim, who was knifed to death on a busy main road in Islington, North London, on Tuesday evening, 29 January. The emergency services raced to the scene after receiving reports of an assault in Caledonian Road, by the junction with Tilloch Street, North London, at […]

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Djanan Turan to lead all-star band in special tribute at Jazz Café to iconic singer Barış Manço

Friday, 1stFebruary, will mark twenty years since one of Turkey’s most influential singer-songwriters and TV personalities Barış Manço passed away from a heart attack aged 56. Characterised by his long hair, horseshoe moustache and flamboyant jewellery, he was adored by Turks of all ages. During his 37-year career, Manço composed over 200 songs, and recorded […]