Category: HP Top Stories

HP Top Stories
Turks set to buy British Steel
 

A Turkish military pension fund is set to rescue British Steel from insolvency after it was named as the preferred bidder for a takeover of the company. Ataer Holding A.S., part of Oyak, Turkey’s “biggest complementary pension fund”, will now enter into “exclusive talks” to finalise the deal, an announcement from the Insolvency Service said. […]

HP Top Stories
King’s Road Pheasantry Jazz Club to host “exquisite” singer-songwriter Olcay Bayır

Olcay Bayır’s music is a natural marriage of her time-honoured Anatolian heritage and the vibrant, eclectic sounds of London. Classically trained in the UK as a soprano, collaborations with musicians from all around the world have informed Olcay’s music as much as the rich folk traditions of her youth. Expect a rhythmically powerful, soulful, rooted […]

HP Top Stories
Istanbul the big winner following Liverpool-Chelsea UEFA Super Cup

Europe kicked off the new football season with its annually held Super Cup –  its equivalent of England’s Charity Shield. Played at the BJK Vodafone Park stadium – the home ground of leading Turkish club Beşiktaş – Liverpool, the winners of the Champions League, took on Chelsea, the holders of the Europa League Cup. Liverpool […]

HP Top Stories
Twenty years on from Turkey’s devastating 1999 earthquake

Turkey will this weekend mark the 20thanniversary of an earthquake that claimed the lives of more than 17,000 people and caused widespread destruction. Ceremonies are expected to be held and prayers said to remember those who lost their lives when disaster struck in the Marmara region just after 3am on 17 August, 1999. The 45-second […]

Exhibitions
Looking through the lens of the ‘Eye of Istanbul’

The passing last year of Ara Güler, one of the greatest photojournalists of our time, at the age of 90 was mourned worldwide. His talent for documenting the people and places around him earned Güler many accolades. Today, his incredible archive bears testament to a bygone era and the huge transformation Turkey has undergone, immortalising […]