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Cycling: Take part in this Sunday’s Women’s Freedom Ride across London

Although cycling has becoming increasingly popular across London, women make up less than a third of all cyclists in British capital. The London Cycling Campaign Women’s Network (LCCWN) is trying to address this by calling for safer cycling, while encouraging more women to adopt this healthy, low-cost mode of transportation including by organising this weekend’s […]

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Rolls-Royce CEO Tufan Erginbilgiç’s strategy sees “record performance” as company profits double

Rolls-Royce’s Turkish Chief Executive Tufan Erginbilgiç has lived up to his nickname ‘Turbo Tufan’ by spearheading the company to more than double its annual operating profit to £1.6bn. The figures for 2023 are up from £652 million a year earlier, far exceeding the company’s own forecasts of between £1.2 billion and £1.4 billion. Its return […]

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Protest planned outside UK Parliament on 60th anniversary of UN Resolution 186 and start of embargoes against Turkish Cypriots

Human rights group Embargoed! and the British Turkish Cypriot Association (BTCA) have called for a protest outside the British Parliament on Monday, 4 March, to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the start of the embargoes against Turkish Cypriots and to highlight the role the United Kingdom played in this. Turkish Cypriots saw their fundamental rights […]

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Turkiye’s next generation fighter jet KAAN makes maiden flight over Ankara

Turkiye’s new combat aircraft KAAN – a fifth generation fighter jet – made its first flight on Wednesday, 21 Feb., marking an important milestone in the evolution of the country’s defence industry. Turkish aerospace firm TUSAŞ [Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayi Anonim Şirketi] shared a video of a KAAN fighter jet taking off for its […]

New documentary The Divided Island revisits the Cyprus Conflict ahead of the 50th anniversary of the 1974 War

A British Turkish Cypriot film director has set out to do what has rarely been done before: to produce a balanced and comprehensive account of the Cyprus conflict. Arriving in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the 1974 War, Cey Sesigüzel’s new 90-minute film The Divided Island uses archive footage, expert commentary, and testimony from […]

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Birkbeck London to host 2-day academic symposium charting Muslim power from the fall of the Ottomans to the OIC and beyond

Calling all academics, students, Muslim leaders and activists interested in Muslim politics. As part of its Islamic Courses series, Birkbeck University of London is hosting a two-day academic conference at the beginning of March to examine how Muslim power has fared following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and what the political future of the […]

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A gamut of emotions as Turkiye remembers the victims of the devastating 6 February earthquakes

Turkiye and the Turkish diaspora have marked the first anniversary of the devastating earthquakes that struck the country on 6 February 2023, causing widespread death and destruction. A wide range of emotions were on display at the commemoration events, from tearful to thankful, hopeful and angry. In towns and cities across southeast Turkiye, which bore […]