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Huge fire in tourist region of Antalya claims 3 lives, as ash falls on nearby North Cyprus

A rapidly spreading fire by Turkey’s southern coast has killed at least three people and injured dozens more, while destroying acres of forest land, residential buildings, and businesses. Multiple forest fires broke out across Antalya on July 28. Initially they were concentrated in Manavgat, but another blaze was also reported later that day in Antalya’s […]

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Turkish Defence Minister Akar: “You can’t get anywhere by ignoring Turkish Cypriots and Turkey”

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar has underlined the role of Turkey in Cyprus, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean region, telling the international community, “You can’t get anywhere by ignoring Turkish Cypriots, and the Republic of Turkey.” The minister made the comments during a defence press briefing on Wednesday that covered a wide range of […]

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Modanisa slams “regressive” ECJ headscarf ban ruling, claiming it ‘validates intolerance’

The world’s biggest retailer of modest fashion has criticised the European Court of Justice’s decision to uphold an employer’s right to ban religious garments, including headscarves. Modanisa claimed the decision “ will disproportionately impact Muslim women”. The ECJ said that its ruling, made last Thursday, 15 July, was to ensure all employees “dress neutrally”. “A […]

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Four day Kurban Bayramı starts on Tuesday

Tuesday marks the start of Kurban Bayramı, also known as Eid al-Adha and the Feast of Sacrifice. It is one of two important religious holidays in Islam, the other being Ramazan Bayramı after the month-long fast. In Muslim-majority states such as Turkey, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, Pakistan and Azerbaijan, Kurban Bayramı is a […]

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“The Turkic world has Turkey, Azerbaijan, Northern Cyprus,” MP tells Turkish Cypriots on ground-breaking visit

A delegation from Azerbaijan’s Parliament made history by visiting the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) for the very first time on Friday. The Azeri Members of Parliament were received by TRNC President Ersin Tatar, TRNC Prime Minister Ersan Saner, and TRNC Speaker of Parliament Önder Sennaroğlu. Headed by Samad Seyidov, the delegation included ruling, […]

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Prince Charles presents Mete Coban with MBE for “services to young people”

Youth democracy champion Mete Coban has received his MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace 19 months after he was named on the New Year Honour’s list. The young British Turk from Hackney, East London, was accompanied by his parents and partner for the ceremony on Wednesday, 14 July. Afterwards he tweeted: “I’m Mete Coban, […]