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Death toll set to rise after devastating earthquake hits eastern Turkey

An earthquake that struck Elazığ province on Friday evening has killed at least 22 people and injured over 1,000. The death toll is expected to rise as many people are feared trapped under collapsed buildings following the 6.8 magnitude quake that occurred at around 20:55 local time (17:55 GMT). There have also been fatalities in […]

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Justice, finally, for the family of hate crime victim Sevag Şahin Balıkçı

A Turkish court has sentenced Kıvanç Ağaoğlu to 16 years and 8 months in prison for killing Sevag Şahin Balıkçı. Ağaoğlu was found guilty of ‘voluntary manslaughter with eventual intent’. Balıkçı, 25, a Turkish-Armenian citizen, was shot dead by Ağaoğlu on April 24, 2011 when they were both doing their compulsory military service in Batman […]

Catch chef Musa Dağdeviren of Netflix fame in London for A Pinch of Anatolia

Chef, culinary anthropologist and author, Musa Dağdeviren is the leading authority on Turkey’s unique food traditions. He has been featured in the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table, and been raved about by foodies who have been coming to his restaurants for the past 25 years to sample recipes he has unearthed in all four corners […]

Turkish family nostalgia with Memory Matters exhibition, on show at London’s Fitzrovia Gallery

A new short-run exhibition in Central London will get you feeling very nostalgic about Turkish home life. Artist Didem Ünlü, whose paintings have featured in Turkey, Britain and beyond, dips into personal photos from old family albums for her latest exhibition called Memory Matters. The photos are combined with her mother’s textile notebooks and sewing […]