Author: İpek Özerim

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Enfield Council responds to calls to prevent the “TRNC” from playing on council-owned land in CONIFA World Cup

Next month, the Paddy Power 2018 CONIFA World Cup will be held in London. The tournament is organised by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA), which allows countries and regions not represented by FIFA to participate. North Cyprus is among the sixteen teams that will be competing for the CONIFA World Cup. The side’s […]

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Landowners threaten to remove memorials at Tottenham Park Cemetery

  Relatives visiting loved ones buried at a North London cemetery were in shock after seeing notices from the landowners informing them that headstones deemed to be “a Health and Safety risk” could be removed. The typed notices, from Badgehurst Limited, were found posted on trees at Tottenham Park Cemetery. The single A4 page of […]

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Football legends Tony Adams, Sol Campbell and Tanju Çolak back Tekin Birinci’s bid to become an MP

A candidate for Sunday’s General Elections in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has received support from a number of high profile football celebrities. Football agent Tekin Birinci, who is standing for TDP (Toplumcu Demokrasi Partisi / Communal Democracy Party), has been sent good luck messages from the likes of former Arsenal and England captain […]

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‘Revolutionary’ Turkish Cypriot Hasan Raif dies aged 69

Veteran community activist Hasan Raif has died of cancer. He passed away in the early hours of the morning on the last day of 2017. The death of the married father of two has been greeted with universal sadness. Condolences were offered by Haringey Councillor Emine Ibrahim, who wrote on her Facebook and Twitter pages, […]

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Top models Tülin Şahin and Halima Aden call for greater diversity

  Two supermodels appearing at the very first Dubai Modest Fashion Week used the opportunity to promote greater interaction and tolerance between diverse groups of people. Posing for photos and talking to media after the first two fashion shows last weekend, Turkish supermodel Tülin Şahin and American-Somali hijabi model Halima Aden said, “The world needs all […]

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Cypriot designer Raşit Bağzıbağlı helps create history with modest fashion giant Modanisa in Dubai

  After Istanbul (April 2016) and London (April 2017), pioneering fashion retailer Modanisa.com completed its hat-trick of firsts by also launching Dubai’s very first Modest Fashion Week last weekend. The event opened in spectacular style last Friday evening, 8 December, with Turkish Cypriot celebrity designer Raşit Bağzıbağlı showcasing his Spring-Summer collection on the catwalk. Walking […]