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Countdown begins to UK’s 1st Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival

  With less than three weeks to go, excitement is building for the first Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival, which will be held at the Chingford Rugby Club in East London on Sunday 25 June – the first day of Ramazan Bayramı. Organised by the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA UK), or Konsey as […]

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Another first: Manchester Turkish Film Festival 2017

Calling all film lovers: on Thursday evening, the Manchester Turkish British Association will be presenting the city’s first Turkish film festival. Seven award-winning Turkish short filmsfilms – a mixture of animation, documentary, comedy and experimental – have been selected from this year’s Eskisehir University International Film Festival for screening. The mini one day festival is […]

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UN chief António Guterres invites Cypriot leaders to New York for discussions

  Earlier this evening TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı received a call from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, inviting the Turkish Cypriot leader to attend a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York. A similar invitation has been extended to the Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiadis. According to the TRNC President’s spokesman, Mustafa Akıncı has accepted […]

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Beşiktaş retains Süper Lig title after thumping win at Gaziantepspor

  Football club Beşiktaş have been crowned champions of Turkey’s Süper Lig for the fifteenth time in their history. They clinched the title at the penultimate game of the season, beating relegated Gaziantepspor 4.0 away from home, with goals from Ryan Babel (6), Oğuzhan Özyakup (40 & 66) and Anderson Talisca (76 minute). On Saturday, […]

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‘The Referendum: a preliminary evaluation’: talk by veteran Turkey analyst David Barchard

  Leading Turkey analyst and author David Barchard will be giving his assessment on the country as it enters a new era, transitioning from a parliamentary system of government to a presidential one. During the evening lecture, organised by the Anglo-Turkish Society at the Royal Anthropological Institute in London, Barchard will look at the growth of the idea of […]

Theatre & Dance
Arcola to stage Pan Production’s Death and the Maiden / Ölüm ve Kız

  After debuting at the recent Turkish Theatre Festival, staged at Millfield Theatre, directors Katharina Reinthaller and Barış Celiloğlu bring their adaption of Ariel Dorfman’s award-winning Death and the Maiden / Ölüm ve Kız to the Arcola next Sunday. The powerful play was penned in 1990 in the wake of the brutal Pinochet regime in […]

Music
Funkshy album launch party at Tottenham’s new Five Miles club

  This Wednesday, join drummer Tansay Omar’s band Funkshy for the official launch of their latest album A London Rhythm. The mid-week party takes place at the newly opened Five Miles club in North London, with live music from the band, special guests and DJs to keep everyone locked to the dance floor. The event […]

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Holy month of Ramazan starts today
 

  This morning many British Turkish Muslims welcomed the holy month of Ramazan by starting their month-long fast. Ramazan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and for 30 days Muslims around the world will not consume any food or drink from sunrise to sunset. Fasting ends on the evening of Saturday 24 June. […]

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Unite Cyprus Now to form human chain across the divide to keep Cyprus Talks alive

  News about the prospect of a permanent collapse in the Cyprus Talks has pushed pro-solution civil society organisations into immediate action. Tomorrow, Saturday 27 May, Unite Cyprus Now, a group comprising both Greek and Turkish Cypriots, has announced it will form a human chain across the divided capital in Lefkoşa at the Ledras/Lokmacı buffer zone […]