Author: T-VINE

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Celebrating Kurban Bayramı / the Feast of Sacrifice
 

  Today, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or Kurban Bayramı as we say in Turkish. It is an important religious holiday, which in Muslim-majority states such as Turkey will mean a public holiday that runs until 4 September. Eid al-Adha is a time when many will undertake a holy pilgrimage (hajj or ‘hac’ […]

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Father dies a day after son passes away
 

  A family in North Cyprus are facing double heartache after losing Cem Besim Özgöker and his father Besim within 24 hours of each other. On Wednesday 30 August, the family were plunged into grief after 49-year-old Cem Özgöker died in Ankara. The well-known and liked worker from Mağusa Harbour had gone to Turkey for […]

Entrepreneurs
Have you booked your place to South East Property Expo 2017?

  The South East Property Expo is the region’s must-attend event for buyers, sellers, landlords and investors. Organised by local law firm Thackray Williams Solicitors, this free one-day show brings together property experts and trusted suppliers to provide help and assistance to those with an interest in all things property. Taking place in October, the South […]

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Turkish Cypriot actor Arman Mantella set to appear in Eastenders

  Rising star Arman Mantella from North London has bagged himself a small role on Eastenders. The episode will be screened in early September. There are currently no details about Arman’s part, and whether it is a one-off appearance or has the prospect of being turned into a regular character. The actor told T-VINE: “Although it’s […]

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Political “legend of Green Lanes” Nilgün Canver dies aged 59

  The British Turkish community is in mourning today following the sad news that one of its most popular personalities has died. Nilgün Canver passed away at University College Hospital in London late last night following a short battle with cancer. One of the first British Turks to take up a political post, Canver paved […]

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TRNC economy posts seven consecutive years of growth

  The Turkish Cypriot economy is benefiting from the government’s growth strategies, recording year-on-year growth for the past seven years, TRNC Economy and Energy Minister Sunat Atun told delegates at a business summit in the capital Lefkoşa on Thursday. The Minister (pictured above, fourth left) was speaking at the opening of the Bölgesel Kalkınma ve […]

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Bank holiday means barbecue time!

  We’re nearing the end of summertime, but while the weather holds, that means one thing for most Turkish households: get the mangal (aka barbecue grill) out! Here’s our essential guide to outdoor entertaining kit. Main picture above: Landmann Tennessee 200 BBQ (cooks with charcoal and wood) £229, House 50cm Salsa table £79, and Leon […]

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Proud to be a Hackney quitter: Ali’s story
 

  Ali’s two-step stop smoking formula sounds deceptively simple, but he doesn’t underestimate the challenges involved: “First, you need to be really desperate to stop, that’s the main thing. And the second thing is the help from the service, which is really good. It’s very difficult, but you can do it. And the person that’s […]