Category: News – UK

News - UK
Doğtaş opens new flagship store in Brent Cross

On Saturday 28 May, Cllr Parvez Ahmed, the current Mayor of Brent, Turkey’s Consul General Emirhan Yorulmazlar, Doğtaş CEO Hulusi Acar and K&A Ventures General Manager Enis Behar Menda officially opened the new Doğtaş Exclusive concept store in Brent South Shopping Park. Many other local and international dignitaries also attended the opening ceremony. The opening […]

News - Turkey
‘Everyone should share the burden’ says Turkish ambassador on eve of 1st World Humanitarian Summit  

Turkey’s ambassador to London Abdurrahman Bilgiç told journalists, “Turkey is doing its share” and urged other countries to do more to relieve human suffering at a press briefing about the World Humanitarian Summit being held in Istanbul on 23-24 May. The historic event is being attended by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and over 50 heads […]

News - UK
Watch England versus Turkey on ITV

  Turkey and England start the warm-up to their Euro 2016 campaigns with a friendly match at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Sunday 22 May. The game kicks off at 5.15pm UK time with coverage starting at 4.30pm on ITV. Both Roy Hodgson and Fatih Terim will be using the friendly international to experiment with […]

Fashion tycoon Cafer Mahiroğlu in BHS rescue bid

Turkish entrepreneur Cafer Mahiroğlu has joined forces with John Hargreaves, the founder of Matalan, to try to save British retailer BHS. The chain of 164 stores went into administration at the end of last month, putting 11,000 jobs at risk. The two men have formed a consortium to try to rescue the 88-year-old business, which […]

News - UK
The Story of the First Bosphorus Bridge – short film and talk

A short film and talk in mid-May will celebrate the achievements of the late Dr. William Brown, a British structural engineer and suspension bridge specialist whose design was used to construct the historic First Bosphorus Bridge, which linked Europe to Asia. While ideas for such a bridge had existed since antiquity, it took until the […]

News - UK
Asil Nadir arrives in Istanbul after being released from jail

Reports have just emerged that Asil Nadir has landed in Istanbul after being released from Belmarsh Prison earlier today. The Turkish Cypriot business tycoon was jailed in 2012 and was serving a ten year sentence after being found guilty of theft of some £29m from his Polly Peck empire 25 years ago. Having spent 5.5 […]