Category: People

Features
The meteoric rise of fashion designer Dilara Fındıkoğlu

If you haven’t heard Dilara Fındıkoğlu’s name, where have you been? The London-based Turkish designer hit the headlines in September 2017 following her controversial Satan-themed catwalk show at St Andrew Holborn Church during London Fashion Week. Since then she’s enjoyed a meteoric rise, dressing global super stars for the red carpet and gala events. Described […]

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Ask Yonca abla: My husband is too controlling
 

Dear Yonca abla, I’m 29 and have been with my husband for seven years, five of these as a married couple. He’s six years older than me and we met at a social function via my cousin. Everything was great in the beginning. I’d not had a serious relationship before, and he swept me off […]

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Former Conservative MP tells British MPs their “selective Greek Cypriot version of history” is not helping Cyprus

A group of British MPs, who can broadly be described as “the usual suspects”, have all recently fallen over themselves to repeat, parrot fashion, every piece of Greek Cypriot propaganda ever invented since 1974, when the Turkish Army legally intervened in Cyprus under the terms of the Treaty of Guarantee. Balance dictates the necessity to […]

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Social media for the over 60s

Millennials of today are moving away from Facebook. Some would assume it’s due to trendier social media platforms being the new ‘go to’ place to post pictures of your flaming mangal in gif form, or snaps of last night’s Regency wedding extravaganza using an array of different filters. Well the truth is, it isn’t. They are trying to […]

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We remember: the extraordinary life and work of Türkan Saylan

One of Turkey’s most exceptional women passed away ten years ago today, 18 May 2009. Türkan Saylan was a doctor, educator and civil society activist, made famous first for her fight to eradicate leprosy and later for establishing Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği, ÇYDD (Association for the Support of Contemporary Living) to provide education for girls […]

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Mem Ferda: ‘to the Manor born’

With two degrees under his belt, former male model Mem Ferda could have secured a steady, well-paid job. Instead the South Londoner plumped for the life of an actor and all the risks that this brings. And he’s never looked back! The first thing that strikes you when you meet Mem is his height. At […]