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Culture
Turkish Cypriots mourn loss of trailblazer Kamran Aziz

Kamran Aziz, one of the most significant Turkish Cypriot personalities of the past century, has died aged 95. She had been unwell for some time, receiving treatment at Lefkoşa Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu Hospita and was discharged yesterday. She passed away at her home in the early hours of this morning. Kamran Hanım was a lady of many […]

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Olcay Bayır launches PledgeMusic campaign

London-based singer Olcay Bayır has launched a crowdfunding campaign on international music platform PledgeMusic to raise funds to record her second album Rüya [‘Dream’]. PledgeMusic, which was used in 2016 by Robbie Williams to release his album The Heavy Entertainment Show, allows music fans to support artists by pledging to buy new albums and other […]

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New Atila single ‘I Can’t Believe We Made It’ out today
 

Easy listening crooner Atila is back with a fabulous new single, released in Britain today. Inspired by the singer’s own life and performed with orchestral support for a warm cinematic sound, I Can’t Believe We Made It is set to become a modern classic. The song was written by Atila and Robert Barron, and pays […]

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‘Yunus to Mevlana Rumi’ – a flute recital by Şefika Kutluer in London this Friday

  One of Turkey’s most renowned classical musicians will be performing a special concert in London this weekend. Şefika Kutluer, an award-winning flautist, will be drawing on musical compositions from the East and the West for her Friday night recital at St. James’s Church Piccadilly. Accompanied by David Wright on harpsichord, Kutluer presents a programme […]

Comedy
Yılmaz Erdoğan bringing new stand-up show ‘Münaşaka’ to London

After a 12-year hiatus from the stage, award-winning actor, film director and screenwriter Yılmaz Erdoğan returns with a new one-man comedy show. Münaşaka takes its cue from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. First performed in 1913, it is about a professor who makes a bet that he can train a poor Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, […]

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Londoners invited on a musical journey across the Golden Horn with Voulgaris and Lampropoulou

Inspired by Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723) and Ali Ufki (1610-1675) – two composers and collectors of Ottoman music – The Golden Horn is a modern interpretation of early Ottoman classical music. The repertoire has been compiled by two renowned Greek musicians – Ourania Lampropoulou (santur) and Evgenios Voulgaris (yaylı tambur) – using manuscripts by Cantemir and […]

Film
Remake, Remix, Rip-off – special screening of documentary about Turkey’s exploitation cinema

During the 1970s and 1980s, the Turkish film industry was churning out hundreds of movies each year. Many were shameless low-budget rip-offs of American box office hits: from Superman (Süpermen Dönüyor, 1979) to Star Wars (Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam, 1982), and E.T. (Badi, 1983) to the Wizard of Oz (Ayşecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde, 1971). […]