Tag: Istanbul

Film
Istanbul cat documentary Kedi now screening at the Barbican

  Londoners, if you missed the recent screening of Kedi at the BFI, you have another chance! This must-see film for cat and Istanbul lovers offers an intimate and fascinating tour of the streets, alleys and enclaves of Turkey’s biggest metropolis from a cat’s-eye-view. Roaming the streets of Istanbul, director Ceyda Torun follows seven felines […]

Film
The Trans Sex Workers of Istanbul: special London screening and Q&A

  To celebrate LGBT Pride Month, the Frontline Club is screening two short films about the Turkish and Latin trans communities. Directors Andy Hayward and Olivia Crellin will be present for a Q&A discussion about their mini documentaries, chaired by India Willoughby, Britain’s first transgender newsreader. The number of transphobic murders in Turkey has increased […]

Art
A century on, vision of pioneering Turkish female artist Mihri Müşfik honoured with London exhibition

A new art exhibition opening in London will celebrate the aspirations and influence of the first female Ottoman contemporary artist. A little over a hundred years ago, Mihri Müşfik Hanım, a Turkish aristocrat and artist, had wanted to establish the Istanbul Women Painters Society, but social and political conditions prevented her from doing so. Instead, […]

News - Features
T-VINE’s biggest stories of 2016
 

These are T-VINE’s most popular stories of 2016: the best read, and the most virally shared and talked-about news on social media. Top 10 most popular stories of 2016 Former Greek Cypriot foreign minister apologises for mass murder of Turkish Cypriots Sending the T-VINE servers into near melt-down was our story in August about former South Cyprus […]

News - Turkey
Twin blast in Istanbul kills 38, injures 136 as Turkey declares day of mourning

The death toll continues to rise as the authorities confirm more casualties from the double bombing near Beşiktaş Football Club’s Vodafone Arena Stadium in central Istanbul last night. According to Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, 30 police officers and seven civilians are among the dead, with another of the victims yet to be identified. A […]