Category: News – Turkey

News - Turkey
Turkish confectionary giant Ülker buys British biscuit brands Jaffa Cake and Rich Tea

Some of the UK’s most popular biscuit brands have been bought byTurkey’s Yıldız Holding in a deal said to be worth £2 billion. Established nearly two centuries ago, United Biscuits is synonymous with Britain, producing many of the country’s best-loved sweet and savoury biscuits, including McVitie’s, Jaffa Cakes, Jacob’s Crackers, Mini Cheddars, and Twiglets. The […]

News - Turkey
Turkey ranks third in global list of aid donors

Turkey has moved from being a recipient of aid to become one of the largest donors of humanitarian relief in recent years. According to a new report by Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA), Turkey now ranks third behind only the US and the UK in the amount of aid it gives, accounting for 7.3 percent of […]

News - TRNC
Now cheaper to call Turkey and North Cyprus with Vodafone

Over the weekend, Vodafone expanded its Europe Zone to also include Turkey and Northern Cyprus. The new tariff came into play on 23 November, bringing significant savings for Vodafone Passport customers who call these countries or use their UK mobiles or laptops when they are there. A standard call from the UK to Turkey now […]

Music
London Turk Ali Köse all set for the knock-out stages of O Ses Türkiye

He wowed all four judges with his sensational cover of Lionel Richie’s All Night Long during the blind auditions on 1 October. Now Ali Köse is gearing up for another knockout performance in the first battle rounds on O Ses Türkiye –Turkey’s version of The Voice. Murat Boz, Ebru Gündeş and Gökhan Özoğuz (Athena’s lead […]

News - Turkey
Jailed PKK leader calls for peace in Turkey

Using the Nevruz celebrations as his platform, jailed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan called on Kurds to lay down their arms and work for peace in Turkey. In a letter read out on his behalf by members of BDP (pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party), Öcalan said “Today a new period is beginning…From a period of armed resistance, […]