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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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It’s official! TRNC flag added to the Organization of Turkic States on Turkish Cypriot state’s 39th birthday

News last week, that the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) had been admitted under its constitutional name into the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) as an Observer Member, created a lot of excitement for Turkish Cypriots around the world. TRNC President Ersin Tatar’s announcement on Friday, 11 November, followed by tweets by the Turkish […]

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Terror strikes in Taksim, as blast kills at least six and injures dozens

At least six people have been killed and 81 wounded in an explosion in the heart of Istanbul. The blast happened at about 16:20 local time (13:20 GMT) on İstiklal Caddesi in Taksim – one of the city’s busiest shopping boulevards. The Turkish authorities believe the blast is a terrorist attack, with Vice President Fuat […]

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Fourth man charged with the murder and kidnap of Koray Alpergin

Police have charged another man with the murder of Turkish DJ Koray Alpergin (pictured top), whose body was found in woodland in Loughton last month, two days after going missing with his girlfriend. Junior Kettle, of Kingsdown Road, Islington, appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 7 November, charged with two counts of kidnap and one count […]

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World Gymnastics Championships 2022: Adem Asil crowned ‘lord of the rings’

Adem Asil’s year just keeps on getting better. The Turkish gymnast added to the silver medal he won earlier this year at the European Championships with a gold at the World Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool following a superb display on the rings that culminated on Saturday, 5 November. The athlete scored 14.933 with his performance […]

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Turkish Cypriots to lay wreaths in tribute to their fallen at four Remembrance Sunday services

For years, Turkish Cypriots who fought, served and died for Britain have been ignored in the annual Remembrance Day services, but not anymore. Last year, after extensive campaigning by T-VINE Magazine, this small nation finally participated in remembrance services to commemorate the contribution of Turkish Cypriots to Britain during times of conflict. Wreaths were laid […]