DECEMBER

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Healthy Desserts

Winner of 2015 Gourmand Awards, chef Omur Akkor prepared Ottoman dishes for the royal family in Malaysia, in a first-ever cook-off with Queen Azizah Aminah Iskandariah.

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Dünyanın Uyanışı

An adaptation of this first book by Boybas launches this week on Netflix, entitled 'The Gift', a story about a painter unearthing universal secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site.

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Miss Universe

Turkish-British synth-pop talent Nilufer Yanya's debut album 'Miss Universe' holds many musical gems, that blend with indie and jazz sounds.

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Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir

Winner of the "2019 Best Artist of the Year" award by the British music magazine Songlines, Gaye Su Akyol's third album is a fine example of Anatolian Folk Rock Revival.

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Rapper Eypio sings the emotional theme song of the Naim Suleymanoğlu biopic. The lyrics resonate the struggles of the legendary Turkish-Bulgarian world and Olympics champion weightlifter.

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CELEBRITIES

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Ozan Ceyhun
Diplomat

Appointed as Turkey's Ambassador to Austria, Turkish-German politician and diplomat Ozan Ceyhun is a former Member of Parliament for Germany's SPD and a consultant for AK Parti.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA
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Memet Ali Alabora
ACTOR

Acquitted from the seven-year saga of the baseless Gezi Park case, exilee actor Memet Ali Alabora tours Europe playing an adaptation of Nazım Hikmet’s ‘Memleketimden Insan Manzaraları’.

CARDIFF, WALES, UK
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Osman Kavala
BUSINESSMAN

Detained in a high-security prison in Turkey for 840 days, Turkish-French businessman Kavala is freed after a surprise ruling for the acquittal of all defendants of the Gezi trial, but arrested for another case.

PARIS, FRANCE
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Aslı Erdoğan
AUTHOR

Charged for 'terror propaganda', facing up to 9 years in prison, exiled author Aslı Erdogan, is acquitted. Her case had started in 2016 for her involvement in the publication of Ozgur Gundem.

FRANKFURT, GERMANY
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Ahu Gümrah Dumanlı
CHEMIST

Researcher at the University of Manchester, BP's ICAM Kathleen Lonsdale Research Fellow, materials chemist Ahu Dumanlı is awarded £1 million for research funds on bio-inspired functional materials.

MANCHESTER, UK
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Elanur Akıncı
STUDENT

Student at Sehit Fatih Satir Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi, 4th grader Elanur Akinci came first place among 7,328 contestants at the Canada based ‘International Caribou Mathematics Competition’.

IZMIR, TURKEY
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Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu
ACTOR

Playing the lead role of Fatih Sultan Mehmet in the recent Netflix series 'Rise of Empires: Ottoman', talented actor Uzumoglu received top rating, ranking 114th, right after Tom Cruise in the IMDb listings.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY
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Gulten Kaya
PRODUCER

Residing in France on a self-imposed exile since 1999, the wife of the late protest folk singer Ahmet Kaya took legal action to stop the screening of a biopic, filmed without her family's approval.

PARIS, FRANCE
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Hatice Altug
SCIENTIST

Associate professor at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Altug works on the development of powerful, next-generation health diagnostic tools using nanoparticles and light.

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
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Memet Kilic
ATTORNEY

Former German Green Party deputy, attorney Memet Kılıç is facing an arrest warrant over insulting President Erdoğan in an interview he gave to online news website ABC in July 2017.

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
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