Category: Wellbeing

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Turkey showcases health sector advances with five simultaneous liver transplants

Surgeons at a university hospital in Turkey may have set a new world record after performing five simultaneous liver transplants involving live donors, media there have reported. The surgery took place at the İnönü University’s Turgut Özal Medical Centre in the eastern province of Malatya between 8am and 8pm on Wednesday, 12 June, according to […]

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Şeker Bayramı – celebrating the end of Ramazan

Today marks the start of a three-day public holiday in Turkey and North Cyprus to celebrate the end of the 30-day fast of Ramazan. Several other Muslim countries will also follow suit, after the new crescent moon was observed in Mecca. The rest of the Muslim world will commence their own festivities, which is called […]

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All welcome to annual iftar dinner at Shacklewell Lane Mosque on 24 May

The UK Turkish Islamic Trust and Metropolitan Police Service invite you to break fast, or ‘iftar’ as Muslims would say, at the UK’s first Turkish-owned mosque in Dalston this Friday, 24 May. Shacklewell Lane Mosque will be opening its doors to its regular worshippers and other Muslims in the capital, and to those curious to […]

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Your essential guide to Ramazan and why it’s important to Muslims

Today millions of Muslims around the world have started to fast during daylight hours. This period of abstinence will last for one month. Known as Ramazan in Turkish, or Ramadan, this month is regarded as the holiest in the Muslim calendar as it is believed this was when the Ku’ran was first revealed to the […]

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Turkey’s First Lady joins supermodels for pioneering Let’s Talk! conference on women’s health

A day of discussions at an international forum in Antalya, southern Turkey, aimed at breaking down taboo subjects affecting women has ended with pledges to take better co-ordinated action to galvanise ‘political and social action’. The event culminated with an awards ceremony attended by the First Lady of Turkey, Emine Erdoğan, where she also vowed […]

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Why garlic – the “natural antibiotic” – is perfect for winter

With the weather suddenly getting colder and a forecast that potentially four months of snow is heading towards the UK this winter, we are all at risk of catching a cold or flu. With its many uncomfortable symptoms, the inconvenience of having to take time off work, the disruption to our daily lives and the […]

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Last week to enrol on Yunus Emre Institute’s Istanbul Art Trip

Do you fancy exploring one of the most magical cities in the world? The Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) is organising a six-day Istanbul visit in October, combining art workshops with trips to important historic and religious sites and museums, such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Sultanahmet Mosque. YEI’s illumination (tezhip) course instructor Nagihan […]

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Study Turkish language and culture in Central London this autumn

Whether for personal or professional reasons, there is so much to be fascinated with Turkey’s unique culture. For those wishing to explore up close, the opportunity to learn is closer than you think. Based in Maple Street, Fitzrovia in Central London, the Yunus Emre Institute (Turkey’s equivalent of the British Council) runs a host of […]