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If you love new Turkish TV drama Barbaros, check out this talk on ‘Piracy and Law in the Ottoman Mediterranean’

Turkish broadcaster TRT’s new epic period drama Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean (Barbaroslar: Akdeniz’in Kılıcı), about a sixteenth century corsair who went on to become admiral of the Ottoman fleet, has piqued major interest in corsairs of that era. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Anglo-Turkish Society’s next talk will be on ‘Piracy and law in […]

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Kem Cetinay’s brilliant run on Celebrity MasterChef comes to an end

An overly sweet chocolate coconut dessert thwarted Kem Cetinay’s progress on Celebrity MasterChef. The former Love Island winner turned television presenter had entered finals week on a confident run, but failed to impress the judges on Wednesday night and was eliminated. One of 20 celebrities competing on this year’s show, Kem made it to the […]

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Diriliş: Ertuğrul actor Engin Altan Düzyatan stars in new TV series about famed Ottoman admiral Barbaros

Engin Altan Düzyatan returns to the small screen on Thursday night in new epic period drama Barbaroslar: Akdeniz’in Kılıcı (Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean). Set in the sixteenth century, Düzyatan plays Oruç Reis, the older brother of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, one of the Ottoman Empire’s most colourful and important personalities. The lead role is played by […]

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Karanlıklar İçinde (Hey People): how Feryal finally got to feature on the official release of this 30-year-old track

Rock musician Hakan Tuna continues with his 2021 project ‘12 songs 12 stories’. This month the spotlight is on Karanlıklar İçinde, which gets a new lease of life 30 years after the original was recorded. Despite its many incarnations, one person’s contribution has never made it beyond the demo tape – until now. Back in […]

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Calling Turkish cinema lovers: 38 great movies to watch for free this week with Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey

On Thursday, 2 September, the third edition of Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey gets underway. This year, the festival is screening 38 movies, the vast majority of them making their UK premiere. As Britain’s only independent Turkish film festival, this four day event offers Turkish cinema lovers the chance to see a highly […]

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B Young confirms release date for debut album Differences

It’s been a long time in coming, but fans of B Young don’t have much longer to wait before they can get their hands on a copy of his debut album. Titled ‘Differences’, the 16-track LP goes on sale on 30 July. A black and white side portrait photo of the melodic rapper graces the […]

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Asia Minor: a progressive rock band from France with a Turkish touch

It was the end of 70s and early 80s, when punk became mainstream, and Franco-Turkish combo progressive rock band Asia Minor hit their stride, releasing two albums back to back. Suddenly the band was attracting the attention of all prog lovers and prominent musicians of the era, including Alan Parsons, who was recording an album […]