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Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) asks President Erdoğan not to give up on peace in his “fatherland” of Cyprus

Last week, Turkiye welcomed one of music’s most iconic stars, singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam. The artist was performing a series of a fundraising concerts in Istanbul and Ankara, with President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his wife, First Lady Emine Erdoğan attending the event in the Turkish capital. During the Ankara concert, the 74-year-old British star, who […]

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DJ Koray Alpergin’s funeral to take place in North London on Monday

The father of murdered Turkish DJ Koray Alpergin has announced the details for his son’s burial. Tuncay Alpergin shared the details of the funeral, accompanied by a heartfelt message from the family. The funeral service for Koray will take place at Palmers Green Mosque, North London, with funeral prayers held at midday. From there, Koray […]

Features
Legendary Turkish sports broadcaster Halit Kıvanç, the first foreign journalist to interview Pelé, has died

One of Turkiye’s finest sports presenters and journalists, Halit Kıvanç, who was behind many broadcasting ‘firsts’, has been laid to rest. He passed away on Tuesday, 25 October, aged 97. Kıvanç’s funeral, at Istanbul’s Zincirlikuyu Mosque and Cemetery, was attended by hundreds of people, including notable faces from the worlds of media, sport, entertainment, and […]

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Feyenoord captain Orkun Kökçü refuses to wear rainbow armband due to his religious beliefs

A Dutch Turkish footballer has courted controversy after he decided not to wear the rainbow armband for a match in the Netherlands premier league, Eredivisie, last weekend. Feyenoord captain Orkun Kökçü opted against donning the rainbow armband for his side’s match against AZ Alkmaar on Sunday, 16 October. The rainbow symbol is commonly used to promote […]

Community
Met’s Turkish police officers to hold ‘contact’ visits to reassure community after DJ Koray’s murder

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Turkish Police Association (TPA) are to hold two contact points in North and East London over the coming days to meet with members of the Turkish and Turkish-speaking communities. The first Community Contact Point will be at Shacklewell Lane Mosque in Dalston, Hackney, from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, […]

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DJ Koray: Three to appear in court charged with murder and kidnap

Detectives investigating the death of Koray Alpergin have charged three men with his murder. Erdogan Ulcay, 55 (05.05.67), of Oakeshott Avenue, Camden, [Ali Kavak, 25 (05.08.97), of De Quincey Road, Tottenham, and a 17-year-old boy, unnamed due to his age, were also charged with the kidnap of a woman. The three, who were arrested in Kent […]