Author: İpek Özerim

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“The concrete expression of our sovereignty and independence”, the TRNC turns 40 today

Today, 15 November 2023, marks the fortieth anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The milestone has been marked with street parades in the TRNC and goodwill messages from allies, including Azerbaijan and Türkiye. The Republic of Türkiye’s Vice-President Cevdet Yılmaz and its new Main Opposition Leader, Özgür Özel, joined […]

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TRNC President Ersin Tatar’s historic visit to Baku marks upgrade in Azerbaijan-Turkish Cypriot ties

Ersin Tatar became the first president of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) to be formally received by an Azerbaijani head of state. The Turkish Cypriot leader met with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev at the Zuğulba Presidential Palace in Baku earlier today, marking an historic upgrade in ties between the Turkish Cypriot state and […]

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The incredible life and legacy of Erkin Koray: the godfather of Anatolian rock, 1941-2023

The term ‘musical legend’ is overused, but in the case of Erkin Koray it is entirely justified. The free-spirited, guitar-playing singer-songwriter is one Turkiye’s most significant artists of the past 60 years; a pioneer of Anatolian and psychedelic rock, the composer of some of Turkiye’s most memorable hits and, together with Orhan Gencebay, the inventor […]

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Review: Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival 2023 was fabulous and fun, but not without its flaws

Ersin Tatar, the President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), was among the thousands of people to enjoy this year’s Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival on Donkey Lane, North London. After an absence of four years due to the pandemic, this family-friendly one-day festival organised by the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA) […]