Tag: Turkish women

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Turkey’s first female F-16 pilot Berna Şen is promoted to Colonel

A pioneering female pilot has made history again after being promoted to the rank of Colonel. Berna Şen’s promotion was announced by the Turkish Air Force Command at the end of August. Şen joined the Turkish Air Force (TAF) 26 years ago. She entered into the Turkish history books in 2000 for flying the F-16 […]

Features
Nev G DeMarni: the glamorous London weather girl for all seasons

Without a doubt, 2020 has been a strange year. An unknown virus, millions dead or infected, international travel bans, and government-imposed lockdowns for our protection, which have separated us from our loved ones and put a stop to many of our favourite pastimes in a bid to minimise human contact. One happy constant throughout this […]

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Fury across Turkey after gruesome murder details of Pınar Gültekin emerge

There has been public uproar and protests following the brutal killing of Pınar Gültekin, a 27-year-old university student whose body was found in the Aegean district of Muğla on Tuesday, 21 July. She had been missing since 16 July after stepping out of her flat in Muğla. Police were able to track her movements by […]

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Cyprus’ first First Lady Süheyla Küçük dies aged 94

Süheyla Küçük, the wife of Turkish Cypriot leader Dr Fazıl Küçük, has passed away at Lefkoşa Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital on Monday. She had been receiving treatment for sepsis. Tributes have poured in for Mrs Küçük, who was given the title ‘First Lady’ after her husband, Turkish Cypriot leader Dr Fazıl Küçük, became the first […]

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Yonja Ali: The Life of a Psychic Medium

The world of a psychic medium is intense and, to those of us on the outside, insane. Apparently gifted with paranormal senses, psychics serve as a link between the dead and the living, carrying messages from our deceased relatives and other guides, while their magical hands appear to detect and cure illness. Their intuition and […]

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Community pays tribute to “remarkable” Turkish Cypriot Aysın Yılmaz, who died today aged 70

Aysın Yılmaz, the pioneering former past president of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK), has died this morning, her family has announced. She passed away peacefully at 9am at North Middlesex University Hospital, where she had been receiving treatment for leukaemia. The news has been greeted with universal sadness from the […]

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Mete Coban and Hatice Hasan awarded MBEs in New Year Honours list

Youth democracy champion Mete Coban and plumbing entrepreneur Hatice Hasan are among the1,097 people named in the newly unveiled New Year Honour’s list. The pair, both of Turkish Cypriot origin, are set to receive an MBE – the Member of the Order of the British Empire. Mete Coban MBE – a role model for young […]

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The final curtain closes as iconic actress Yıldız Kenter dies aged 91

Yıldız Kenter, one of Turkey’s biggest stars of cinema and theatre, has died in Istanbul at the age of 91. The multi award-winning actress had been battling lung disease and was in intensive care at the American Hospital when she passed away on Sunday, 17 November. During an illustrious career spanning sixty years, Kenter appeared […]

Music
Olcay Bayir live at this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival

Superb live, expect a rhythmically powerful, soulful, rooted and contemporary live set. Olcay Bayir’s music is a natural marriage of her time-honoured Anatolian heritage and the vibrant, eclectic sounds of London. Classically-trained in the UK as a soprano, collaborations with musicians from all around the world have informed Olcay’s music as much as the rich […]