Author: İpek Özerim

Features
Community pays tribute to “remarkable” Turkish Cypriot Aysın Yılmaz, who died today aged 70

Aysın Yılmaz, the pioneering former past president of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK), has died this morning, her family has announced. She passed away peacefully at 9am at North Middlesex University Hospital, where she had been receiving treatment for leukaemia. The news has been greeted with universal sadness from the […]

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Mete Coban and Hatice Hasan awarded MBEs in New Year Honours list

Youth democracy champion Mete Coban and plumbing entrepreneur Hatice Hasan are among the1,097 people named in the newly unveiled New Year Honour’s list. The pair, both of Turkish Cypriot origin, are set to receive an MBE – the Member of the Order of the British Empire. Mete Coban MBE – a role model for young […]

Community
Britain’s finest Turkish Cypriots honoured at 2nd CTCA Awards

Last Saturday, 12 October, Britain’s Turkish Cypriots celebrated the leading lights of the community at a special gala dinner in Central London. Three hundred guests attended the event, at the Royal National Hotel in Bloomsbury, to learn about the community’s high achievers in a variety of fields including community work, philanthropy, the arts, activism, business, […]

Art
Hussein Chalayan puts spotlight on “isolated North Nicosia” as guest editor of Wallpaper* Magazine

The latest edition of Wallpaper* – the world’s leading publication for architecture, design, fashion, art and interiors – sees Hussein Chalayan MBE as one of two guest editors. The fashion designer uses the opportunity to put the spotlight on his hometown of northern Nicosia in Cyprus, which remains internationally isolated due to the ongoing dispute […]

Exhibitions
Looking through the lens of the ‘Eye of Istanbul’

The passing last year of Ara Güler, one of the greatest photojournalists of our time, at the age of 90 was mourned worldwide. His talent for documenting the people and places around him earned Güler many accolades. Today, his incredible archive bears testament to a bygone era and the huge transformation Turkey has undergone, immortalising […]

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55 years on: Remembering Cengiz Topel and the Erenköy Resistance

The struggle to survive has defined much of therecent history of Turkish Cypriots, with the ErenköyResistance of 1964 among their most famous battles. A major milestone that occurred early on in the 11-year Cyprus Conflict, the Battle of Erenköynot only highlighted the bravery and resilience of the island’s minority Turkish community, but also the critical […]