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Two gold colored clock faces with black hands and numbers showing hours to adjust your clocks for Daylight Savings time. Also called Daylight Saving time. This makes a great small picture on a web page for a reminder to set your clock forward or back each spring and fall.
Cyprus reunited for Summer Time
 

  On Sunday 26 March, the time on both sides in Cyprus will once again be the same. For the past five months there has been an hour’s difference between the north and south of the island. The time difference came about because the Turkish Cypriot government decided to drop Daylight Saving Time last September. It […]

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Aysha Frade
Turkish Cypriot named among victims of Westminster attack

  One of the victims of Wednesday’s London terror attack has been named as Aysha Frade, a 43-year-old British woman of Spanish-Turkish Cypriot heritage. The mother-of-two was born in Britain to a Spanish mother and Turkish Cypriot father. Her husband John Frade is of Portuguese origin. Aysha’s father Taylan Ahmet passed away in December 2014. […]

Culture
Rock star Sibel Tüzün appears as an Anatolian mother in Zülfü Livaneli's tragic tale Mutluluk / Bliss, premiering at the Arcola on 30 March 2017
Arcola to stage world premiere of Zülfü Livaneli’s hard-hitting musical ‘Mutluluk’ / ‘Bliss’

  In Lake Van, Eastern Turkey, fifteen-year-old Meryem is accused of shaming her family after being raped by her uncle. Cemal, her cousin, is tasked with Meryem’s “honour” killing. But their journey takes an unexpected turn when they encounter Irfan, a troubled professor in search of a new life… Arcola artistic director Mehmet Ergen directs […]

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Pink cherry blossom flower by Pongsakorn Jun / iStock
Anatolia and London welcomes spring with Nevruz/Newroz celebrations

  On this day, March 21st, each year Turks, Kurds, Iranians, and many other people across central Asia celebrate their traditional New Year. This centuries-old festival centres around the northern hemisphere’s Spring Equinox, marking the start of a new calendar year when spring breathes new life into nature, and the region enjoys far more sunlight. […]