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Four candidates to stand in UBP leadership race this weekend

This weekend, National Unity Party (UBP) members will get the chance to vote for their new leader, a role vacated last October when Ersin Tatar became President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. Four candidates are standing: Hasan Taçoy and Faiz Sucuoğlu, who were through to the run-off last year before the election was […]

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Pakistan-Turkey co-production to create new TV series on Sultan Selahaddin Eyyubi

Developments are under way between filmmakers in Turkey and Pakistan to create a joint television drama on the incredible life of medieval ruler Selahaddin Eyyubi. Eyyubi, also known as Salahaddin Ayyubid, Salahuddin al Ayyubi or Saladin for short, was born in Tikrit, Iraq, in 1138. A twelfth century warrior-turned-Sultan, Saladin founded the Ayyubid dynasty and […]

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Saatchi Gallery to host TA London – the UK’s first-ever major Turkish art exhibition

London is set to get its first major contemporary Turkish art exhibition, TA London, which opens at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery with a VIP preview evening on Tuesday 26 October. The week-long exhibition features 19 internationally acclaimed Turkish artists from Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan and around the world, and 2 international guest artists. Organised by Renko […]

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Baby Asya “doing well” after receiving lifesaving treatment in South Cyprus

Baby Asya Polatlı has received potentially lifesaving gene therapy treatment in a South Cyprus hospital earlier today. The one-year-old toddler is being kept overnight at the Makarios Children’s Hospital in South Nicosia for observation after being administered Zolgensma, a pioneering one-time treatment for severe spinal muscular atrophy (Type 1 SMA). The drug is administered as […]

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Demand for drones drives up value of Turkey’s defence and aviation exports

The value of Turkey’s defence and aviation sector continues to rise as international demand for Turkish-made armed drones continues to grow. Mustafa Varank, Turkey’s Minister of Industry and Technology, told CNN Turk that Turkey’s defence and aviation revenue had grown to $12 billion annually. The Minister highlighted the growth in exports too, stating that in […]

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TRNC coalition government collapses after PM Ersan Saner tenders his resignation

The minority government in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus collapsed on Wednesday, following Prime Minister Ersan Saner formally tendering his resignation. After seeing President Ersin Tatar, Prime Minister Saner told the press waiting at the TRNC White House: “I have just submitted my resignation as I observe that the government is no longer sustainable. […]

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World Cup Qualifiers: Turkey comes from behind to beat Latvia 1-2 in extra time

Turkey emerged with all three points from Monday night’s drama-filled game against Latvia in their Group G qualifier. The win – the first for new manager Stefan Kuntz’s since replacing Şenol Güneş in September – keeps Turkey’s hopes of qualifying for the Qatar World Cup in November 2022 alive. Striker Burak Yılmaz left it late for […]

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UK now accepts Turkish Covid-19 vaccination programme, but TRNC certificates still excluded

Turkey is now among the countries whose coronavirus vaccination programme are recognised by the United Kingdom. The expanded list, which includes 37 new countries and territories including Turkey, came into force on Monday 11 October. People fully vaccinated in Turkey with a UK-approved vaccine will no longer have to quarantine when they arrive in Britain. They […]

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Commonwealth Games: UK slammed for “blatant discrimination” as Turkish Cypriots excluded from Queen’s Baton Relay

Community leaders and British Turkish Cypriot politicians have hit out at the British High Commission in Nicosia for failing to include Turkish Cypriots in the Queen’s Baton Relay, which will be touring southern Cyprus this weekend to promote the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece, Councillor Kay Isa, and Ayşe Osman, President of […]