Author: T-VINE

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Turkish Paralympians return from Rio Games with record gold medals haul

Turkey’s Paralympic squad left Brazil with three gold medals, trebling their tally at the London Games in 2012. The victories came in Goalball, Powerlifting and Table Tennis. Turkey’s Paralympians won a total of nine medals – one less than their total medal haul in London. 49 disabled athletes represented Turkey in eight different sports in […]

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TRNC university enters the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) has been recognised for its academic excellence in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017. It is the first time a university from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has been ranked on the prestigious list, which includes globally renowned institutions such California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University […]

Let your dreams come true in The Wish Machine, Turkey’s installation for the 1st London Design Biennale at Somerset House

Turkey is among the 37 countries participating at London’s inaugural Design Biennale at Somerset House, which ends this Tuesday. Their installation The Wish Machine falls under this year’s Utopia by Design theme, which explores a better imagined world. The exhibition is part of UTOPIA 2016 – a year-long commemoration of the 500th anniversary of British author […]

New academic year of courses at YEI: learn Turkish, ney and calligraphy

Those interested in learning about Turkey, its languages and culture should look no further than the Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) in London. Since opening its doors on Maple Street, Fitzrovia, in 2010, the YEI has been busy building cultural bridges between Britain and Turkey through sponsoring concerts, curating exhibitions, housing a well-stocked Turkish library, and […]

Get your groove on with FUNKSHY at Hideaway this Thursday

Drummer, producer and founder of NRR Music Tansay Omar brings his live project FUNKSHY back for another groove-heavy evening at Hideaway. The band features some of London’s finest musicians, aided by the stunning vocals of Debbralee Wells and the powerful soul voice of Derane (Living Sounds). Following their 2013 release Made in London, Tansay and […]

Living room essentials

The lounge is one of the most well-used rooms in your home: if you’re not hosting family and friends, then you’re snuggling up in front of the TV. So it pays to invest in some quality décor and home comforts. Getting the right colours, layout and furniture to suit your living room space and personal […]

News - UK
Turkish Forum UK head Zeren Safa dies

One of the leading lights of the British Turkish community has passed away. Businessman Zeren Safa died late last night at the Harley Street clinic where he was receiving treatment for cancer. His death was announced by his wife, journalist Mihrişah Safa via Facebook earlier today. Writing in both English and Turkish, she said: “Çok […]

Turkish acting legend Tarık Akan loses cancer battle

Former heartthrob and leading man of Turkish cinema Tarık Akan has died today aged 66. His death was announced in a statement by the Nazım Hikmet Culture and Arts Foundation, where Akan served as a board member. He had been receiving treatment at a private hospital after recently being diagnosed with lung and liver cancer. Akan […]