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Turkiye’s next generation fighter jet KAAN makes maiden flight over Ankara

Turkiye’s new combat aircraft KAAN – a fifth generation fighter jet – made its first flight on Wednesday, 21 Feb., marking an important milestone in the evolution of the country’s defence industry. Turkish aerospace firm TUSAŞ [Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayi Anonim Şirketi] shared a video of a KAAN fighter jet taking off for its […]

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A gamut of emotions as Turkiye remembers the victims of the devastating 6 February earthquakes

Turkiye and the Turkish diaspora have marked the first anniversary of the devastating earthquakes that struck the country on 6 February 2023, causing widespread death and destruction. A wide range of emotions were on display at the commemoration events, from tearful to thankful, hopeful and angry. In towns and cities across southeast Turkiye, which bore […]

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New faces top Spotify’s most streamed Turkish albums and artists of 2023

With another year wrapping up, we take a look at 2023’s most streamed Turkish artists, albums and tracks on the world’s biggest music streaming platform Spotify. Music streaming sites such as Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube, together with social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok, have opened the doors wider than ever for Turkish musicians […]

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Exploring the major milestones and key characters from the Republic of Türkiye’s magnificent first century, P3 (2000s-2023)

Sunday, 29 October 2023 marked exactly one hundred years since the Republic of Türkiye was proclaimed. The centenary saw celebrations not only across Türkiye, but also by Turks living all around the world. This momentous anniversary is the perfect opportunity to reflect on what has been the Republic’s first magnificent century – the major milestones […]

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Exploring the major milestones and key characters from the Republic of Türkiye’s magnificent first century, P2: 1960s-1990s

Sunday, 29 October 2023 marks exactly one hundred years since the Republic of Türkiye was proclaimed. The centenary will see celebrations not only across Turkiye, but also by Turks living all around the world. This momentous anniversary is the perfect opportunity to reflect on what has been the Republic’s first magnificent century – the major […]

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Exploring the major milestones and key characters from the Republic of Türkiye’s magnificent first century, P1: 1920s-1950s

Sunday, 29 October 2023 marks exactly one hundred years since the Republic of Türkiye was proclaimed. The centenary will be marked by celebrations not only across Turkiye, but also by Turks living all around the world. This momentous anniversary is the perfect opportunity to reflect on what has been the Republic’s first magnificent century – […]

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Turks continue to cancel subscriptions after Disney+ abandons Atatürk TV drama, but is the reaction justified?

Disney+ has lost tens of thousands of subscribers after cancelling its plans to air a television drama series about Atatürk. Turks worldwide have reacted furiously to the cancellation news, ostensibly due to American anti-Turkish lobbying, but was the reaction justified? Last year, Turks were thrilled to learn that Disney+ (Disney Plus) was planning to produce […]

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The incredible life and legacy of Erkin Koray: the godfather of Anatolian rock, 1941-2023

The term ‘musical legend’ is overused, but in the case of Erkin Koray it is entirely justified. The free-spirited, guitar-playing singer-songwriter is one Turkiye’s most significant artists of the past 60 years; a pioneer of Anatolian and psychedelic rock, the composer of some of Turkiye’s most memorable hits and, together with Orhan Gencebay, the inventor […]