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ANZAC Day celebrated in Cambridge, but where were the Turks?

In the corner of a large Cambridge cemetery lie a handful of overgrown graves of men who were wounded or fell at Gallipoli / Çanakkale during the First World War. That was the epic campaign won so brilliantly against global opposition by Turkiye’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. It was also famous for the lasting […]

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Turkiye announces suspension of all trade with Israel over Gaza War

Turkiye has announced it is halting all import and export transactions with Israel citing the “worsening humanitarian tragedy” in Gaza. Israel’s seven month military offensive in Gaza has left over 34,500 people dead, most women and children. “All import and export transactions related to Israel, including all products, have been stopped,” Turkiye’s trade ministry said […]

Holidays
With flights to Baku from both Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, it’s now even easier to get to Azerbaijan

For most travellers Azerbaijan remains off the beaten track. Nestled between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, the country boasts mountains, serene landscapes, and a fascinating mix of medieval and modern in its capital city Baku. Last month, Azerbaijan’s national carrier Azerbaijan Airlines, or AZAL for short, launched its new route to Gatwick Airport, where […]

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All welcome to join fun, free community cycle ride across North London

The popularity of cycling continues to grow across London, with over 1.2 million rides made every single day, according to Transport for London. However, for some, taking to the capital’s roads can be a daunting prospect. On the last Sunday of April, Cycling Champion Gönül Ekmekçi Tekin and friends are organising a ‘London Loves Cycling […]

Books
Former Times Turkiye correspondent to give talk based on new Istanbul book

Standing at the gateway between Europe and Asia, Istanbul lies at the centre of the most pressing challenges of our time. With environmental decay, rapacious development and tightening authoritarianism straining its social fabric to breaking point, it represents the precipitous moment civilisations around the world are currently facing. In and around its crumbling Byzantine-era fortifications […]

Film
Serkan Nihat’s debut feature film Exodus to open the London Independent Film Festival

Exodus, the debut feature film of a British Turkish Cypriot director Serkan Nihat, will open this year’s London Independent Film Festival (LIFF). The festival specialises in promoting “first- and second-time filmmakers telling amazing stories with limited budgets”. The festival opening gala and screening will take place at the multi award-winning Genesis Cinema in East London […]