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Four day Kurban Bayramı starts on Tuesday

Tuesday marks the start of Kurban Bayramı, also known as Eid al-Adha and the Feast of Sacrifice. It is one of two important religious holidays in Islam, the other being Ramazan Bayramı after the month-long fast. In Muslim-majority states such as Turkey, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, Pakistan and Azerbaijan, Kurban Bayramı is a […]

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“The Turkic world has Turkey, Azerbaijan, Northern Cyprus,” MP tells Turkish Cypriots on ground-breaking visit

A delegation from Azerbaijan’s Parliament made history by visiting the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) for the very first time on Friday. The Azeri Members of Parliament were received by TRNC President Ersin Tatar, TRNC Prime Minister Ersan Saner, and TRNC Speaker of Parliament Önder Sennaroğlu. Headed by Samad Seyidov, the delegation included ruling, […]

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Prince Charles presents Mete Coban with MBE for “services to young people”

Youth democracy champion Mete Coban has received his MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace 19 months after he was named on the New Year Honour’s list. The young British Turk from Hackney, East London, was accompanied by his parents and partner for the ceremony on Wednesday, 14 July. Afterwards he tweeted: “I’m Mete Coban, […]

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Record submissions for this year’s Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey film festival

Balık Arts has been inundated with film submissions for its four-day Turkish film festival in September. The Cambridge-based film charity received an astonishing 1,469 submissions from filmmakers hopeful of being included in the official selection for this year’s Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey. Festival Director Yeşim Güzelpınar said the application process had been […]

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HMS Defender showcases the best of Global Britain in a successful visit to Istanbul

A Royal Navy air-defence destroyer was put to good use during its recent five day visit to Istanbul, hosting a series of events, including an exclusive reception and ‘Industry Day’ on board the ship for senior Turkish officials and business leaders, to promote Global Britain. Organised together with the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT), […]