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2022 and the Year of Shusha: restoring the “crown of Karabakh” to its former glory

Following the liberation of Azerbaijan lands from thirty years of occupation, the reconstruction of the Karabakh region has begun in earnest. One area that is undergoing major building work is the internationally renowned city of Shusha (or Şuşa in Azerbaijani and Turkish). Previously the cultural centre of Azerbaijan, it is now being restored to its […]

HP People
Letters, Channel 4’s Travel Man on Cyprus “feeds into the inaccurate, biased, and racist narrative of the Greek Cypriot regime”

Dear T-VINE, Please can you publish this open letter to UK broadcast authority OFCOM and Channel 4 about the “Cyprus” episode of Channel 4’s Travel Man?   Dear OFCOM & Channel 4, As a British Turkish Cypriot, I was extremely disappointed to see Channel 4 air some very damaging, insufficient and poorly thought out context […]

HP People
Love doesn’t diminish with age, neither should human rights

Love transcends language, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age. Many of us look at our parents and grandparents in awe as they celebrate decades together and care for each other, with the same love as their first days together. For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, they have suffered conflicts, war, […]

Guest Views
Chefs needed to cook up a juicy Varosha-direct flights dish

By the looks of it the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is on course for yet another unremarkable General Election on 23 January 2022, with the projected outcome far from making  major alterations to the political landscape. The right-wing National Unity Party (UBP) is predicted to emerge first with the most Members of Parliament, […]

Books
Celebrating the “unequalled” legacy of Azerbaijan’s great writer Nizami Ganjavi and his ‘Encyclopaedia of Literature of the East and the West’

Nizami Ganjavi is one of Azerbaijan’s greatest poets and thinkers. Following a decree by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, in Janury, 2021 was declared the “Year of Nizami Ganjavi”. The aim is to promote Nizami throughout the world and to further explore his legacy. It should be noted that although there […]