Tag: BBC

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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 […]

Music
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 […]

TV & Radio
Catch Arman Mantella on BBC One weekday drama Doctors

  After popping up on our television screens in Eastenders last year, young Turkish Cypriot actor Arman Mantella is now set to play ‘Ferdy’ in an episode of Doctors that will be broadcast this week. The long-running lunchtime soap opera is set around a busy GP practice based in the fictional Midlands town of Letherbridge, […]

Entrepreneurs
Touker Suleyman is back on air with Dragons’ Den this Sunday

  Turkish Cypriot fashion mogul Touker Suleyman (pictured far left above) returns for his third series of Dragons’ Den – the BBC’s popular business show where budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and a stake in their business for cash investments. He is joined by long-standing Dragons and fellow business gurus Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden. […]

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President Erdoğan tells BBC it will be “comforting” if the EU formally rejects Turkish accession

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has again accused the European Union of being “insincere” over Turkish accession, claiming they were just “wasting” Turkey’s time. The Turkish President’s remarks came during an interview with HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi, who asked whether Turkey is better in or outside of the EU. Pointing to the country’s $11,000 per capita income, Mr […]

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Selin Kiazim’s muhallebi dessert at Wimbledon Championships banquet after winning Great British Menu

  Tonight, BBC 2 will televise Selin Kiazim as she serves her spectacular dessert at a dinner celebrating 140 years of the iconic Wimbledon Championships. Her Turkish-inspired dish Honouring Venus Rosewater Champions, described by former British tennis champion Annabel Croft as “one of the most beautiful puddings I have ever had”, beat seven other desserts […]

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Selin Kiazim competes in a new series of Great British Menu on BBC2

  Selin Kiazim is a rising star on the London food scene and this week she goes head-to-head against two other talented young chefs for the 12th series of BBC 2’s Great British Menu. The young Turkish Cypriot chef will be vying for a place in the finals where winning dishes will feature on this […]