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LGBT+ History Month: The legacy of British ‘anti-sodomy’ laws in Cyprus

February is LGBT+ History Month in Britain. During this annual month-long observance, the UK puts the historic experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI+) and their fight for equal rights in the spotlight. The aim of the month is simple: to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, LGBTI+ people, and to […]

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From a witch hunt against Sezen Aksu to ‘satanism’ on The Masked Singer, what is going on in Turkey?

With Turkey’s annual inflation rate soaring to its highest level since 2002, drastically affecting the purchasing power of millions of ordinary Turks, you’d expect the media spotlight to be firmly on the economy. Instead, the headlines have been occupied by a myriad of other news stories this past month. Commentators and opposition parties say these […]

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President Tatar leads tributes to Sir David Amess, as Turkish Cypriot community mourns loss of a “great friend”

The senseless and shocking murder of British Parliamentarian Sir David Amess has devastated not only his family, friends and colleagues, but also the very many communities his life and work touched. The 69-year-old Conservative Member of Parliament for Southend West was stabbed to death during a constituency surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, […]

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Emirates in racism row after Turkish Cypriot passengers “humiliated” at Larnaca Airport

Two Turkish Cypriot sisters booked to fly on Emirates airline to the United Arab Emirates from Cyprus last month have complained of ‘discrimination’ and ‘racist abuse’ by the airline’s check-in staff at Larnaca Airport. Nilufer and Gulnaz Nejmi want to see the staff members responsible for the alleged abusive behaviour to be “retrained or removed”. […]

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UK “single largest foreign investor” in Azerbaijan as new opportunities open up post-Brexit

Brexit has created new opportunities for the UK and Azerbaijan, a leading Azerbaijani MP has said. “In my opinion, leaving the EU opened new perspectives for our mutual cooperation. After Brexit the UK is not limited any more in any way of cooperation with the world, including Azerbaijan” Javanshir Feyziyev, the Head of Azerbaijan-UK Interparliamentary […]