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Look out for Turkey’s rising motorcycle racing star Toprak Razgatlıoğlu

Toprak Razgatlıoğlu. Ever heard of him? Chances are you haven’t, as he’s not a household Turkish name. Yet. The reality is that unless you’re a keen follower of motorsport, and motorcycle racing in particular, sadly up-and-coming Turkish sportsman such as Toprak tend to go unnoticed by our media outlets and fail to receive the level […]

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Modanisa slams “regressive” ECJ headscarf ban ruling, claiming it ‘validates intolerance’

The world’s biggest retailer of modest fashion has criticised the European Court of Justice’s decision to uphold an employer’s right to ban religious garments, including headscarves. Modanisa claimed the decision “ will disproportionately impact Muslim women”. The ECJ said that its ruling, made last Thursday, 15 July, was to ensure all employees “dress neutrally”. “A […]

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On-off 2021 Turkish Formula 1 Grand Prix is back on!

In April, Formula 1 announced that due to coronavirus travel restrictions, the Canadian Grand Prix couldn’t go ahead and that Istanbul would replace Montreal for round 7 of the 2021 calendar. The race was set to take place during the weekend of June 11 to 13. A fortnight later, Formula One announced the cancellation of […]

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Germany reinforces EU ban on flags of terror groups PKK and Hamas

Legislation passed in the lower chamber of the German Parliament has outlawed the symbols of groups designated as ‘terrorist organisations’ by the European Union. The ban applies to groups such as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and militant Palestinian movement Hamas. The new law, approved in the Bundestag on Friday, 25 June, now heads to […]

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Delight as Turkey wins bronze medal in Women’s Volleyball Nations League

Turkey took the bronze medal after a commanding performance against Japan in the third place match of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL). They won three sets to nil in Rimini, Italy, on Friday evening, 25 June. The Sultans took the lead in the first set and never looked back, winning 25-19, 25-16, 25-17. Despite strong challenges […]

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Turkey ‘Sultans’ to play USA in semi-finals of Volleyball Nations League

Turkey will be taking on in-form team USA in the semi-finals of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) in Italy on Thursday, 24 June. The six week international tournament culminates this Friday following an intense battle between the world’s top sixteen volleyball nations in Rimini, northern Italy. Each side has played three games each week for […]