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BBC’s new television drama series The Turkish Detective starts on 7 July

Get ready for The Turkish Detective – a brand new English/Turkish crime thriller that’s set in modern-day Istanbul and stars Haluk Bilginer. Airing on BBC 2, the eight-part drama is based on a series of bestselling novels by British writer Barbara Nadel, whose central character is Inspector Çetin İkmen, a chain-smoking, hard-drinking detective in the […]

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A free and fun day for all the family at Luton TURKFEST 2024

Get ready for a celebration of all things Turkish at Luton’s annual TURKFEST. Much on delicious Turkish food, from kebabs to baklava, and sip refreshing Turkish tea as you take in the delightful sounds of Anatolian music and watch traditional folk dancers perform. There’s a ton of fun activities for all ages, from arts and […]

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Legendary rock pop band Ayna to headline this year’s Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival

The countdown has begun to the UK’s biggest Turkish Cypriot festival, which again returns to the aptly named Donkey Lane (Karpaz’s wild donkeys are the national animal of North Cyprus) playing fields in Enfield, North London, for some family-friendly fun on Sunday, 30 June 2023. This now firmly established annual celebration of Turkish Cypriot culture […]

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Journalist Sami Kent’s “spellbinding” new book on Turkiye, The Endless Country, to be launched at the Stoke Newington Bookshop

It seems apt that writer and radio broadcaster Sami Kent will be launching his debut book about Turkiye in the heart of the Turkish community in North London later this month. Part memoir, part history and politics, The Endless Country allows Kent to revisit the land of his father, technology entrepreneur Osman Kent, who left […]

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Have you booked your tickets yet for the Turkish Community Football Federation anniversary ball?

The Turkish Community Football Federation is one of the UK’s largest Turkish community organisations. Formed in 1976 and affiliated to the London Football Association, today the TCFF oversees two competitive leagues, veterans (for the over 35s) and youth teams, with footballers from not only Turkish, but a wealth of diverse backgrounds. In June, the teams […]