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Film
Film review: Nosema – a compelling documentary about a family from one of Turkiye’s last Chaldean Catholic villages

A nostalgic glimpse at Şimuni and Hurmüz Diril’s last reunion with their family in their home village of Meer (Kovankaya), one of the only remaining Chaldean Catholic villages in Türkiye today. Director Etna Özbek films the family as they prepare for the winter season, stocking supplies and wrapping up the fine honeycombs to share out […]

Features
Legendary Turkish sports broadcaster Halit Kıvanç, the first foreign journalist to interview Pelé, has died

One of Turkiye’s finest sports presenters and journalists, Halit Kıvanç, who was behind many broadcasting ‘firsts’, has been laid to rest. He passed away on Tuesday, 25 October, aged 97. Kıvanç’s funeral, at Istanbul’s Zincirlikuyu Mosque and Cemetery, was attended by hundreds of people, including notable faces from the worlds of media, sport, entertainment, and […]

Community
Our Turkish language and culture schools are in danger

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations (CTCA) held an important workshop on 23 October 2022 with our member schools. We all agreed that we are at a time of great danger for the future of our schools and the Turkish education of our children. Despite the heroic efforts of many volunteer staff and teachers, who […]