Tag: Istanbul

Yeşilçam and Cyprus on film: a trip down memory lane at the Beyoğlu Cultural Festival

Cyprus is featuring on the programme of a major cultural festival in Istanbul. Four films set in Cyprus and produced by legendary Turkish studios Yeşilçam are being screened as part of the Beyoğlu Kültür Yolu Festivali. The Beyoğlu Kültür Yolu Festival started on Saturday, 30 October, and runs for two weeks. The multi-cultural festival encompasses […]

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HMS Defender showcases the best of Global Britain in a successful visit to Istanbul

A Royal Navy air-defence destroyer was put to good use during its recent five day visit to Istanbul, hosting a series of events, including an exclusive reception and ‘Industry Day’ on board the ship for senior Turkish officials and business leaders, to promote Global Britain. Organised together with the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT), […]

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President Erdoğan lays foundation for controversial Istanbul Canal project

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan laid the first foundation stone for his latest multi-billion dollar infrastructure project, Kanal Istanbul (Istanbul Canal) on Friday, 26 June. The event marked the official start of the construction of the canal that, when completed, will offer an alternative shipping route to the busy Bosporus Straits. Accompanied by Adil Karaismailoğlu, the […]

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On-off 2021 Turkish Formula 1 Grand Prix is back on!

In April, Formula 1 announced that due to coronavirus travel restrictions, the Canadian Grand Prix couldn’t go ahead and that Istanbul would replace Montreal for round 7 of the 2021 calendar. The race was set to take place during the weekend of June 11 to 13. A fortnight later, Formula One announced the cancellation of […]

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Turkish Grand Prix to replace Canada on 2021 F1 race calendar

After a thrilling return to Formula 1 last year, many racing fans were disappointed that there was no room for the Turkish Grand Prix in the 2021 calendar. That’s set to change, with Turkey announced as the replacement for the Canadian Grand Prix. Formula 1 confirmed the change to round 7 of the 2021 calendar, […]