Author: İpek Özerim

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Yonja Ali: The Life of a Psychic Medium

The world of a psychic medium is intense and, to those of us on the outside, insane. Apparently gifted with paranormal senses, psychics serve as a link between the dead and the living, carrying messages from our deceased relatives and other guides, while their magical hands appear to detect and cure illness. Their intuition and […]

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New President of UK Turkish Cypriot Council Ertuğrul Mehmet promises to take CTCA to “another level”

Veteran Turkish Cypriot community activist Ertuğrul Mehmet has been elected the new president of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK). He was one of two candidates to stand in Sunday’s election, beating fellow committee member Ayşe Osman 39 votes to 16, to become CTCA’s thirteenth president. The members-only secret ballot took […]

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Ayşe Osman and Ertuğrul Mehmet go head-to-head in race to be new CTCA President

Two committee members of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) are standing in this Sunday’s election to become the body’s new President. Ayşe Osman, a former chair of the Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association (TWPA) and Ertuğrul Mehmet, formerly the chairman of Southgate Ataturk School and co-ordinator of the Turkish Education Consortium, […]

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Turkish Cypriots looking to re-open ghost town after 46 years

The re-opening of Maraş / Varosha, a popular seaside town on the eastern coast of Cyprus that was abandoned after the 1974 War, moved a step closer at the weekend after senior officials from Turkey and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) went on an inspection visit. Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay, Justice Minister […]