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Mustafa Kuş and İmece’s “Veda” EP delivers their catchiest Anatolian psychedelic funk songs of yesteryear

Ironhand Records dig deep into their musical archives to present us with four outstanding tracks from Mustafa Kuş and his band İmece. These classic tracks are a fine, nostalgic blend of jazz, psychedelic funk and classic Anatolian rhythms. Turkish singer-songwriter Mustafa Kuş (top, far left) had originally gone to Germany to further his education. He […]

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Global sales for traditional Turkish kolonya treble in pandemic year

Demand for Turkey’s kolonya soared in 2020 after consumers worldwide sought easy and effective ways to disinfect their hands during the coronavirus pandemic. Exports of the traditional Turkish cologne increased three-fold, from 2.4 million tons in 2019 to 6.9 million tons last year, according to a report by the Anadolu Agency based on data from the […]

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British MPs raise questions about jailed Turkish opposition leader Selahattin Demirtaş

Two British Members of Parliament have quizzed the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab over what action he is taking to help free Selahattin Demirtaş, the jailed former co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP, Halkların Demokratik Partisi). Patrick Grady, the Scottish National Party (SNP) MP for Glasgow North, and Labour’s Dr Rupa Huq, the MP for […]

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Does the UK have a new plan for solving the Cyprus dispute?

Earlier this month, a ‘Cyprus plan’ started to appear in a variety of publications in Cyprus, including Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Düzen. The high level ‘7-point plan’ outlines a confederal solution loosely based on the Belgian model for Cyprus, has been attributed to the United Kingdom (UK) – one of Cyprus’ thee Guarantor Powers, with […]