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Chair of Turkish Medical Association remanded in custody for “making propaganda for a terrorist organisation”

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the chair of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), is facing up to seven and a half years in jail if convicted of “making propaganda for a terrorist organisation”, local media reported on Friday. A court in Ankara ordered Fincancı to be detained at the Sincan Women’s Prison after she was first arrested on […]

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11 artists to showcase traditional Turkish arts in new Yunus Emre Institute exhibition ‘The Noble’

For centuries, Turkish culture has encompassed a wide range of art forms, such as calligraphy (hüsn-i hat), paper marbling (ebru), illumination (tezhip), miniature, Turkish ceramic (çini) and batik. A new month-long London exhibition, The Noble, will showcase these traditional Turkish arts, displaying the works of eleven contemporary artists regarded as masters in their respective field. […]

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Director Cey Sesiguzel on why his Cyprus documentary offers a “fresh perspective”, as he appeals for funds to complete the film

An award-winning British Turkish Cypriot filmmaker has set out to do what most documentaries on the Cyprus Problem fail to achieve, to create a balanced and historically accurate film about this long-running, complex political dispute. Londoner Cey Sesiguzel started his film, The Divided Island, back in 2020 and is now in the final phase of […]

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Miart Gallery’s new “Eclectic” collection features the works of Auguste Rodin and contemporary artists

Mayfair’s Miart Gallery is presenting an exclusive collection of Auguste Rodin bronze sculptures in its upcoming exhibition titled “ECLECTIC’. The works of this world-renowned artist, which celebrate individual character and physicality, will be displayed alongside paintings created by contemporary artists, three of whom are Turkish. French sculptor Rodin lived between 1840 and 1917 and is widely […]

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A contemporary Arabic musical odyssey ft Yazz Ahmed with Emel and Rabih Abou-Khalil

Award-winning British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed presents Tunisian avant-garde singer songwriter Emel and legendary Lebanese Oudist Rabih Abou-Khalil for an evening of contemporary Arabic music. Yazz Ahmed draws on her mixed heritage, fusing jazz, Khaleeji music and electronica, to create a highly personal musical style. Tonight, she is joined by two artists from the Middle East […]

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Shakespeare goes Turkish with “Bir Baba Hamlet” at Indigo at The O2

A contemporary Turkish retelling of Hamlet is set to hit London in December. This humorous play, Bir Baba Hamlet [Big Boss Hamlet], has been seen by thousands of people across Turkiye to great acclaim, and is set to debut in the British capital with a one-night performance at Indigo at The O2 in Greenwich. It […]