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Makers of ‘Filinta’ team up with Hollywood producer for new Rumi biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio

A Turkish production company is working with Academy Award-winning screenwriter David Franzoni and Hollywood producer Stephen Joel Brown to create a new biopic about Mevlana Rumi. Es Film, the makers of Filinta, a hit TV series about an Ottoman detective, will co-produce the new movie with Brown’s Y Film Production. The details were revealed in […]

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Security stepped up after German Turkish MPs receive threats for backing ‘genocide’ motion

Eleven German MPs of Turkish heritage have been given police protection after they received death threats for supporting a Parliamentary resolution calling the deaths of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as “genocide”. The motion was passed in the Bundestag on June 2. The German Parliament’s decision has outraged the Turkish government and public, who reject the term […]

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England, Turkey in action this weekend as Euro 2016 gets under way

The UEFA Euro 2016 Championship kicked off in Paris last night. Hosts France beat Romania 2.1 in the opening game, played at the State de Paris St Denis. A total of 24 teams are competing at this year’s tournament, with Spain the reigning champions. England and Wales will play their first games of the tournament […]

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TRNC flag among those banned from this weekend’s Eurovision song contest

Flags for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Wales, Kosovo and Palestine are among those that can’t be displayed at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The event is taking place in the Swedish capital Stockholm this weekend. New rules introduced by the competition’s ruling body have limited the flags to just the 42 participating […]

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How we celebrated 23 Nisan Children’s Day around the world

Last weekend, Turks around the world celebrated 23 Nisan (April) – Children’s Day. The day was initially established in 1923 as National Sovereignty Day to commemorate the country’s move from Sultanate rule to Parliamentary governance in the newly created Republic of Turkey. Four years later, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk gifted this public holiday to children around the world. […]

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Turkish President on TIME’s 2016 list of 100 Most Influential People

  Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been named as one of the world’s most influential people, according to TIME magazine. The annual list of movers and shakers, viewed through an American lens, includes political, business and religious leaders, alongside artists, athletes, activists and scientists. Each year for the past 13 years, TIME magazine has […]

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USA refuses entry visa to Baroness Meral Ece

Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece, the UK’s first and only Turkish Cypriot member of Westminster’s Upper Chamber, and the Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Equalities, has been refused an entry visa by the USA. The Muslim Peer was due to represent the UK Parliament as part of the European Parliamentary Forum at two important meetings: at the World […]

Biotech billionaire Osman Kibar on Forbes Magazine front cover

A Turkish entrepreneur’s incredible inventions, including the so-called “God pill”, have propelled him on to the front cover of America’s leading business publication. Izmir-born Osman Kibar is named by Forbes as one of “30 global game changers” in a feature that will appear in the bi-monthly magazine’s 10 May 2016 issue. Educated at Istanbul’s renowned […]

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Harvard turns Turkish Airlines success story into a business template

Harvard Business School is using one of Turkey’s fastest growing companies as a blueprint for commercial success. Called Turkish Airlines: Widen Your World  the case study charts the airline’s spectacular growth from a regional actor into a global powerhouse. Turkey’s model blue chip corporation is currently ranked the 11th biggest airline in the world, and […]