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Dr. Mehmet Öz overcomes first hurdle on path to becoming America’s first Turkish Muslim Senator

Trump-endorsed television personality Dr. Mehmet Öz guaranteed his position as the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania’s Senate after his opponent David McCormick conceded defeat in the state primary last weekend. Öz will face the Democrat candidate, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania John Fetterman, in the Midterm US Elections in November. If Dr. Öz, whose parents are from […]

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It’s official: UN changes Turkey’s country name to ‘Türkiye’

Last week on June 1, the United Nations Secretary General’s Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric proclaimed that Turkey will be referred to as ‘Türkiye’ in all foreign languages from now on. The change had been promptly approved by António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, following a formal request by Türkiye’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu at the end of […]

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Fugitive gang leader Izzet Eren arrested in Moldova following manhunt

A man who absconded from prison in Turkey while serving a 21-year-sentence for offences in the UK has been arrested following a joint operation between the Metropolitan Police Service, National Crime Agency and Moldovan authorities. Izzet Eren, 39, a Turkish national who had been living in London, was detained in Chisinau, Moldova on Thursday, 26 […]

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North Cyprus boxer Metin ‘Ironfist’ Turunç crowned UBO Cruiser Weight champion

Boxer Metin Turunç won the Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) International Cruiser Weight title against Elnur Mammadov from Azerbaijan in a fight staged in Istanbul on 13 May. This was Turunç’s second major belt and a significant feat for the boxer, nicknamed “Ironfist”, from the embargoed Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. Turunç was initially expected to […]

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A neighbour in need: founder Phoebe Coles explains Vicinus’ work and why they’re fundraising for women’s shelters across the Cyprus Green Line

Seven years ago, Phoebe Coles and two female student friends formed a social action group to help marginalised people in Cyprus. The group morphed into Vicinus, a voluntary-managed organisation that is involved in island-wide social and educational projects to support the rights of women, children and migrants. Vicinus has helped stage concerts for refugees, raise […]

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“We’ll be cheering the KKTC Vakıflar Wheelchair Basketball Team on to success at the EuroCup 2 in Italy this weekend!”

Team sponsor the Evkaf Administration of Cyprus (Evkaf) has urged everyone to get behind the KKTC Vakıflar Wheelchair Basketball team this weekend, when they line up against four teams in an international tournament in Italy. The Vakıflar Wheelchair Basketball team will compete for the EuroCup 2 in Sardinia, Italy, playing four games in three days, […]

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Azerbaijan state broadcaster AzTV signs co-operation deal with influential Pakistani channel BOL

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Azerbaijan Television (AzTV) and Radio Broadcasting, or CJSC for short, and Pakistan’s BOL Network. The agreement, signed at the CJSC headquarters in Baku last week by CJSC chairman Rovshan Mammadov and BOL Network chief Aisha Sheikh, formalises existing relations between the two media outlets, with a commitment […]

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Pakistan ready to invest millions into Turkish Cypriot economy

Two visionary Turkish Cypriot entrepreneurs have paved the way for investment worth $200 million from Pakistan into the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). Mustafa Abitoğlu and his business partner Ahmet Gürün secured the investment pledges during a week-long series of meetings with business leaders, politicians and prospective investors in Pakistan last month. Abitoğlu, a […]