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Turkish cinema’s action legend Cüneyt Arkın laid to rest

The Turkish nation is grieving the loss of acting legend Cüneyt Arkın. Thousands attended his funeral in Istanbul on Thursday, 30 June. Arkın emerged in the golden age of Turkish cinema, in a period known as ‘Yeşilçam’, playing in around 300 films and television series, including Babaların Babası (1975) and historic drama series Kara Murat that […]

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How a “miracle” rainstorm, the public and international actors came to the rescue for North Cyprus’ worst wildfire

Last week, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) experienced its most catastrophic forest fire since the Beşparmak Mountains wildfire of June 1995. Twenty seven years on, a disastrous fire broke out in the forested area between the Tatlısu and Ağıllar villages, located in the Gazimağusa district of Northern Cyprus, on 21 June. The weather […]

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2022 and the Year of Shusha: restoring the “crown of Karabakh” to its former glory

Following the liberation of Azerbaijan lands from thirty years of occupation, the reconstruction of the Karabakh region has begun in earnest. One area that is undergoing major building work is the internationally renowned city of Shusha (or Şuşa in Azerbaijani and Turkish). Previously the cultural centre of Azerbaijan, it is now being restored to its […]

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TRNC Presidency call UK discrimination of Turkish Cypriots “unacceptable” after royal couple reject President Tatar’s invitation

A visit to Cyprus by members of the Royal Family has been criticised by the President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) after their itinerary only included meetings in the southern part of the island and on the British bases. TRNC President Ersin Tatar was again deliberately kept in the dark by the […]