Category: Wellbeing

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Life-saving stem cell match urgently needed for Talia Tosun

In April, Talia Tosun, a talented young data wizard working at iTech in London, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. She has been off work ever since, undergoing gruelling chemotherapy. Sadly, at the end of August Talia was told that the chemotherapy had been ineffective and she now urgently needs a bone marrow transplant. A […]

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Turkish scientist’s epilepsy discovery gives new hopes for treatment

A research team in Norway led by a Turkish scientist has shed new light on what could be happening to the human brain during an epileptic seizure – providing new hope for treatment. A study by the Yaksi group at Trondheim’s Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), headed by Professor Emre Yaksi, suggests that […]

Cookbook
Selin Kiazim’s recipe for Chilli-Roast Cauliflower
 

Prep Time: 30 minutes     Cooking Time: 10 minutes               Total Time: 40 minutes Vegetables are a big part of Turkish cuisine and cauliflower is a long-standing favourite. For this issue’s recipe we turn to top London chef Selin Kiazim, who created this dish after her first visit to Istanbul. After eating and shopping in the […]

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All welcome at this year’s Love & Light (Vegan Yoga) Festival

This one-day festival in Dartford is billed as a “day of wellness for all the family”. Organised by yoga teacher and psychotherapist Leyla Ramadan (aka House of Leyla), it aims to “feed your soul” and returns “bigger than before”. The varied programme allows guests to participate in unlimited yoga classes for all ages and abilities, […]

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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 […]