Tag: BBC

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Anti-Turkish bias: BBC called out for misleading claims on Turkey during its COP26 coverage

A BBC report on Turkey’s environmental record has been criticised for using “out of date” information. Reporting from the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg mistakenly placed Turkey in the same bracket as major polluters China and Russia, and also wrongly tweeted that “Turkey is one of the countries that […]

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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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Coronavirus patient Ersu Ekrem tells the BBC about his near-death experience

Turkish Cypriot businessman Ersu ‘Eddie’ Ekrem, currently recovering in hospital from Covid-19, has featured on the BBC’s main evening news discussing his “terrible hallucinations” after being induced. The short clip, broadcast on Tuesday 12 May, opens with Mr Ekrem being helped to sit up in bed by nurses in full personal protective equipment (PPE) at […]

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BBC apologises for story branding Turkish Cypriots as ‘thugs’

The BBC has apologised after it sparked outrage by referring to Turkish Cypriots as “thugs” in a story published on its website. The word was used in a news report about the UK’s decision this week to pay £1million in damages to 33 Greek Cypriots who claim they were tortured by the British in the […]

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Selin Kiazim hoping for more success on this year’s Great British Menu

  The new series of Great British Menu is upon us, and after opening with three leading culinary talents from the North East, the second week moves to the London and South East heat, which features Selin Kiazim. Last year, Kiazim’s Turkish-inspired muhallebi dish Honouring Venus Rosewater Champions was the winning dessert on Great British Menu […]

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From the Brits to the BBC, see Ali Köse on prime time TV show All Together Now

  He’s been in the spotlight on Turkey’s The Voice (O Ses Türkiye) and as a London busker he brought Marble Arch tube station to a standstill following his lively set that went viral. Now singer-songwriter Ali Köse has turned judge as one of a hundred talented music professionals on BBC 1’s new Saturday night entertainment […]