Author: T-VINE

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2021 Election Spotlight: Cllr Suzanne Nuri-Nixon standing for election to Norfolk County Council

T-VINE puts the spotlight on Turkish heritage candidates standing in local and regional elections taking place across Britain on Thursday, 6 May. Of Turkish Cypriot origin, Suzanne Nuri-Nixon is currently a town and district councillor, and is now aiming to become a county councillor in Norfolk. Which election are you standing for? I’m standing for […]

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Turkish Grand Prix to replace Canada on 2021 F1 race calendar

After a thrilling return to Formula 1 last year, many racing fans were disappointed that there was no room for the Turkish Grand Prix in the 2021 calendar. That’s set to change, with Turkey announced as the replacement for the Canadian Grand Prix. Formula 1 confirmed the change to round 7 of the 2021 calendar, […]

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Turkey enters into first full lockdown in bid to contain coronavirus pandemic

On Thursday, Turkey entered its first full lockdown, with the authorities ordering the closure of all businesses unless they have an exemption from the Ministry of Interior. Since the outbreak of the global pandemic last February, Turkey had managed to avoid a total lockdown, instead imposing regional measures to contain the deadly disease. The health […]

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TOGG: Turkey’s first fully electronic car wins top international design prize

A domestically produced Turkish electronic car has won one of the world’s leading design prizes. TOGG, short for Türkiye’nin Otomobili Girişim Grubu [Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture Group], was a winner in the Professional Concept category at iF Design Award 2021. Launched in 1954, the iF Design Awards are internationally recognised as ‘the symbol of design excellence’. […]

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Food policy advisor Funda Ayhan explains what the new hellim / halloumi PDO means for Turkish Cypriot producers

A fortnight ago, the European Commission adopted a package of measures to protect an important part of Cypriot heritage – its cheese. Called ‘hellim’ in Turkish, and ‘halloumi’ in Greek, this renowned Cypriot cheese was registered as a protected designation of origin (PDO), essentially banning the misuse of its name by imitation products across the […]

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Regular flights resume after Turkey ends mandatory quarantine for UK arrivals

Direct passenger flights between Britain and Turkey are to restart after Turkish officials confirmed the  Covid-19 restrictions on Britain have been lifted. The announcement, made on social media earlier this evening by the Turkish Embassy in London, was echoed by Bilal Ekşi, the Deputy Chairman and CEO of Turkish Airlines. In place since December due […]