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Pakistan-Turkey co-production to create new TV series on Sultan Selahaddin Eyyubi

Developments are under way between filmmakers in Turkey and Pakistan to create a joint television drama on the incredible life of medieval ruler Selahaddin Eyyubi. Eyyubi, also known as Salahaddin Ayyubid, Salahuddin al Ayyubi or Saladin for short, was born in Tikrit, Iraq, in 1138. A twelfth century warrior-turned-Sultan, Saladin founded the Ayyubid dynasty and […]

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Baby Asya “doing well” after receiving lifesaving treatment in South Cyprus

Baby Asya Polatlı has received potentially lifesaving gene therapy treatment in a South Cyprus hospital earlier today. The one-year-old toddler is being kept overnight at the Makarios Children’s Hospital in South Nicosia for observation after being administered Zolgensma, a pioneering one-time treatment for severe spinal muscular atrophy (Type 1 SMA). The drug is administered as […]

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World Cup Qualifiers: Turkey comes from behind to beat Latvia 1-2 in extra time

Turkey emerged with all three points from Monday night’s drama-filled game against Latvia in their Group G qualifier. The win – the first for new manager Stefan Kuntz’s since replacing Şenol Güneş in September – keeps Turkey’s hopes of qualifying for the Qatar World Cup in November 2022 alive. Striker Burak Yılmaz left it late for […]

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Commonwealth Games: UK slammed for “blatant discrimination” as Turkish Cypriots excluded from Queen’s Baton Relay

Community leaders and British Turkish Cypriot politicians have hit out at the British High Commission in Nicosia for failing to include Turkish Cypriots in the Queen’s Baton Relay, which will be touring southern Cyprus this weekend to promote the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece, Councillor Kay Isa, and Ayşe Osman, President of […]

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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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New rules for British citizens in North Cyprus crossing into South Cyprus

The British High Commission in Nicosia has issued a statement concerning new procedures from the Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus affecting British nationals in North Cyprus. From 1 October 2021, those living in or visiting the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus can cross freely across any Green Line check-point into South Cyprus as many times […]

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Eighteen Turkish origin MPs elected to German Parliament

The number of Members of Parliament in the German National Assembly, or Bundestag, whose roots are from Turkey has increased. Preliminary results from Sunday’s General Election show there are a total of 18 MPs with Turkish and Turkish-Kurdish roots, up from 14 in 2017, the Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. Nine MPs were elected for the […]