Tag: Turkey

News - UK
Why the Liberal Democrats referred UKIP to the BBC Trust and Ofcom

The day after UKIP’s first-ever party political broadcast, the Liberal Democrats made an official complaint to the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom and the BBC over the broadcast’s content, claiming it incited racial and religious hatred. The Lib Dems said the presentation and tone of the broadcast focused on provoking negative and hostile reactions. It uses images, […]

News - UK
Ofcom deems UKIP’s anti-Turkey broadcast to be acceptable

  The UK communications regulator has decided not to proceed with a formal investigation into a controversial anti-Turkey party political broadcast by the UK Independence Party (UKIP). The decision was included in Ofcom’s fortnightly Broadcast and On Demand Bulletin that was released earlier today. A total of 40 people made an official complaint to Ofcom […]

News - UK
Ofcom set to rule on UKIP’s “stomach-turning” anti-Turkey broadcast

A decision is expected next week from Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulatory body, on whether to investigate the UK Independence Party (UKIP) for its Party Political Broadcast on 3rd Feb. 2016. The party honed in on Turkey’s large Muslim population as a reason for Britain to quit the European Union, claiming up to 15 million Muslim […]

News - UK
Turkish PM Davutoğlu forced to leave Downing Street via back gate

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu had an unseemly exit from Downing Street on Monday 18 Jan. as protestors tried to storm the famous street. Following his hour-long meeting with British counterpart David Cameron, Davutoğlu and his delegation were set to leave as they had entered, via the front gates. Hundreds of protestors were assembled on […]

News - Turkey
Turkey qualifies for Euro 2016 after nail-biting finish

An 89th minute goal and favourable results elsewhere propelled Turkey into the European Championships in France next summer. The team beat Iceland 1-0 at home, while nearest rivals Holland lost 2-3 at home to group leaders the Czech Republic, leaving Turkey in third place in Group A. Turkey had got off to a poor start […]

News - TRNC
Pioneering Turkey-TRNC water pipeline is complete

The final 500 metres of the pipeline that will transport fresh water from Turkey to Cyprus was laid on Friday, 7th August. Turkey’s Forest and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu, who has overseen the $537m project since its inception, was among those to witness the last section of pipes to be assembled before being submerged […]