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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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Demand for drones drives up value of Turkey’s defence and aviation exports

The value of Turkey’s defence and aviation sector continues to rise as international demand for Turkish-made armed drones continues to grow. Mustafa Varank, Turkey’s Minister of Industry and Technology, told CNN Turk that Turkey’s defence and aviation revenue had grown to $12 billion annually. The Minister highlighted the growth in exports too, stating that in […]

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UK now accepts Turkish Covid-19 vaccination programme, but TRNC certificates still excluded

Turkey is now among the countries whose coronavirus vaccination programme are recognised by the United Kingdom. The expanded list, which includes 37 new countries and territories including Turkey, came into force on Monday 11 October. People fully vaccinated in Turkey with a UK-approved vaccine will no longer have to quarantine when they arrive in Britain. They […]

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Ex-supermodel Halima Aden calls out Islamophobia as she unveils new slogan for Turkish modest fashion giant Modanisa

Earlier this week, Modanisa unveiled its global brand campaign and new slogan ‘Your World To Wear’ at a celebratory gathering in the grounds of its Istanbul headquarters. Founder and CEO Kerim Türe chartered Modanisa’s rise from a start-up business in 2011 to the world’s largest modest fashion portal a decade later, along with his vision […]

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Diriliş: Ertuğrul actor Engin Altan Düzyatan stars in new TV series about famed Ottoman admiral Barbaros

Engin Altan Düzyatan returns to the small screen on Thursday night in new epic period drama Barbaroslar: Akdeniz’in Kılıcı (Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean). Set in the sixteenth century, Düzyatan plays Oruç Reis, the older brother of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, one of the Ottoman Empire’s most colourful and important personalities. The lead role is played by […]