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Turkish PM Davutoğlu forced to leave Downing Street via back gate

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu had an unseemly exit from Downing Street on Monday 18 Jan. as protestors tried to storm the famous street. Following his hour-long meeting with British counterpart David Cameron, Davutoğlu and his delegation were set to leave as they had entered, via the front gates. Hundreds of protestors were assembled on […]

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Erdem Moralıoğlu wins ‘Man of the Year’

A top British Turkish fashion designer was named ‘Man of the Year’ by Harper’s Bazaar last week. 37-year-old Erdem Moralıoğlu picked up the award, alongside a host of famous female winners who were honoured by the magazine for their contributions to the creative industries and society. Among the winners for Harper’s Bazaar 2015 Women of […]

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Havva and Ebru through to Judges’ Houses after tense Six-Chair Challenge

Two Turkish singers are through to the Judges’ Houses on ITV’s The X Factor. Havva Rebke and Ebru Gürsoy are through to competition’s penultimate round, where the final 12 acts will be selected to go head-to-head in the live shows. Ali Babutsa’s daughter, 21-year-old Havva made it through to the final six in the Girls […]

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UK recognises Alevism as a religion, while Turkey still rejects it

Alevi worshippers in the UK took an important step forward in having their faith recognised following a decision by the Charity Commission to admit the British Alevi Foundation as a religious trust. The announcement was made by the British Federation of Alevis (BFA) at a press conference at the Dalston Alevi Cultural Centre in London […]

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London’s Turkish schools re-open this weekend

Turkish schools across the capital start their new academic year this weekend, offering language and cultural lessons to students from primary school age through to high school seniors. Lessons take place on either on a Friday evening, or Saturday or Sunday mornings during term-time. Pupils learn about Turkish music, dance, literature and history, alongside formal […]

Five essential questions to ask Kudret Özersay in London this weekend

    Since May of this year, Cyprus’ two leaders – Mustafa Akıncı and Nicos Anastasiades – have been working hard on the elusive elements that will pave the way to a peace deal, which could unite the island fifty two years after its division. While the positive atmosphere of the latest round of talks […]