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Delight as Turkey wins bronze medal in Women’s Volleyball Nations League

Turkey took the bronze medal after a commanding performance against Japan in the third place match of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL). They won three sets to nil in Rimini, Italy, on Friday evening, 25 June. The Sultans took the lead in the first set and never looked back, winning 25-19, 25-16, 25-17. Despite strong challenges […]

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Ayşe Begüm Onbaşı wins gold at Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships in Baku

Turkish gymnast Ayşe Begüm Onbaşı was crowned world aerobic gymnastics champion in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on Friday. The 19-year-old athlete took the Individual Women’s title at the 16thInternational Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships. She was awarded 21,850 points – the same as Bulgaria’s Darina Pashova and Russian Gymnastics Federation’s Daria Tikhonova (bronze medallist), […]

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The roots of International Women’s Day, the current challenges and how Turks are commemorating the day

Today, 8 March, is International Women’s Day. While many use this annual day to celebrate inspirational women and their achievements, others will focus on the issues currently blighting women’s lives. The day’s roots lie in Russia where a little over a hundred years ago, on 8 March 1917, women working in textile factories across Petrograd […]

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Turkey’s first female F-16 pilot Berna Şen is promoted to Colonel

A pioneering female pilot has made history again after being promoted to the rank of Colonel. Berna Şen’s promotion was announced by the Turkish Air Force Command at the end of August. Şen joined the Turkish Air Force (TAF) 26 years ago. She entered into the Turkish history books in 2000 for flying the F-16 […]

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Nev G DeMarni: the glamorous London weather girl for all seasons

Without a doubt, 2020 has been a strange year. An unknown virus, millions dead or infected, international travel bans, and government-imposed lockdowns for our protection, which have separated us from our loved ones and put a stop to many of our favourite pastimes in a bid to minimise human contact. One happy constant throughout this […]

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Fury across Turkey after gruesome murder details of Pınar Gültekin emerge

There has been public uproar and protests following the brutal killing of Pınar Gültekin, a 27-year-old university student whose body was found in the Aegean district of Muğla on Tuesday, 21 July. She had been missing since 16 July after stepping out of her flat in Muğla. Police were able to track her movements by […]

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Cyprus’ first First Lady Süheyla Küçük dies aged 94

Süheyla Küçük, the wife of Turkish Cypriot leader Dr Fazıl Küçük, has passed away at Lefkoşa Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital on Monday. She had been receiving treatment for sepsis. Tributes have poured in for Mrs Küçük, who was given the title ‘First Lady’ after her husband, Turkish Cypriot leader Dr Fazıl Küçük, became the first […]