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Ugly scenes as Turkish police crackdown on women protesting against violence

Thousands of women across Turkiye took part in the annual International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls on Friday, 25 November. Yet for some, their attempts at peaceful protest were met with a heavy-handed and violent response from police in several districts. In Istanbul, despite it being a tradition to assemble […]

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Chair of Turkish Medical Association remanded in custody for “making propaganda for a terrorist organisation”

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the chair of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), is facing up to seven and a half years in jail if convicted of “making propaganda for a terrorist organisation”, local media reported on Friday. A court in Ankara ordered Fincancı to be detained at the Sincan Women’s Prison after she was first arrested on […]

Guest Views
De-Nile is not just a river in Egypt

You might have been fooled into thinking that this is an article about COP27 that has just finished in Egypt, but it is not, although it would make a good headline about that too. This is about the UK and the way that different sections of our society put different weights on different parts of […]

Film
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 […]