Category: HP Features

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WWW.Turks with Selim Kumbaracı
 

Each print issue of T-VINE Magazine has a section called WWW.Turks, short for the ‘Weird and Wonderful World of Turks’, where we invite amateur and professional photographers of Turkish origin to submit a range of photos of the world around them. They range from the quirky to the stunning. Selim Kumbaracı is one of Cyprus’s […]

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Burials: North Cyprus vs the UK
 

Few of us want to talk about death much less plan for it, and yet its inevitability means at some point in our lives we are all likely to have to deal with the funeral arrangements for a loved one. For Muslims, the Islamic code requires a whole burial. However, the rising cost of buying […]

Body
Yonja Ali: The Life of a Psychic Medium

The world of a psychic medium is intense and, to those of us on the outside, insane. Apparently gifted with paranormal senses, psychics serve as a link between the dead and the living, carrying messages from our deceased relatives and other guides, while their magical hands appear to detect and cure illness. Their intuition and […]

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Turkey adopts European time and calendar, 26 December 1925

The founders of the Republic of Turkey took steps to make people’s lives easier and to modernise the country in line with Western standards. One of the measures was to adopt European time and calendar. There were a few different systems used to decide the time in the Ottoman Empire: under the Alaturka system, sunset […]

Community
Britain’s finest Turkish Cypriots honoured at 2nd CTCA Awards

Last Saturday, 12 October, Britain’s Turkish Cypriots celebrated the leading lights of the community at a special gala dinner in Central London. Three hundred guests attended the event, at the Royal National Hotel in Bloomsbury, to learn about the community’s high achievers in a variety of fields including community work, philanthropy, the arts, activism, business, […]

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No deal Brexit threatens access across the Green Line for Britons in Cyprus

BRITISH citizens with homes in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) who travel via airports in the South could “face difficulties” if they do not register their presence with the Greek Cypriot authorities because of Brexit, the British government has warned. The Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus does not recognise the TRNC, established in […]

Food & Drink
Go to Gaziantep – Turkey’s gourmet capital

Yasemen Kaner-White offers the perfect guide to ‘eating your way through the streets of Antep’, as it is often called, where Anatolian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours come together in a divine array of dishes. Gourmet travel is becoming an increasingly popular pastime. People understand that to get under the skin of any culture, the […]