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Social media puts the ‘fun’ in Turku’s funicular

Eagle-eye social media users have noticed something strange in Turku. The city's new funicular service looks nothing like it's supposed to! The funicular started test runs...

Turku plans free contraception for under 25s

Turku has become the latest Finnish city to recommend free contraception for young people under the age of 25. The city council's Social and Health...

Neo-Nazis, Anti-Fascists In Rival Turku Terror Anniversary Rallies

Rival rallies brought 300 Neo-Nazis and more than 1000 anti-fascists to the streets of Turku, as the city remembered the anniversary of Finland's first...

Love Island: Finland’s EU Relationship Re-Imagined

If Finland and the EU were on a reality TV show, what would their relationship be like? Imagine the show is Love Island, and there's...

Turku Newspaper Brownface Stunt Branded ‘A Racist Ego Trip’

A Turku newspaper has been criticised for giving a 'makeover' to a white journalist to make him look like an ethnic Romani, then sending...

Hope Floats: Turku’s Economic Turnaround

Southwest Finland has seen a jobs boom in recent years, but it's not in the sectors anyone could have predicted. Even ten years ago, few...

Candles & Flowers Commemorate Anniversaries

In Helsinki and Turku today, people left flowers and candles to remember two anniversaries. Helsinki Assault At Helsinki's Central Railway Station, well-wishers placed candles on the...

NBI: Turku Suspect Planned Alternate Attacks

Police say the sole suspect in custody for the knife rampage last month in Turku had planned two alternate attacks. Speaking on Thursday night, the...

New Museum Plans for Turku’s Great Fire Anniversary

Today marks the 190th anniversary of the Great Fire of Turku, one of Finland's most defining historical moments. The fire started on the evening of...