Author: İpek Özerim

Entrepreneurs
Hus Vedat on the recipe to success
 

Hus Vedat is a ‘Hackney boy done good’. Along with partners Levent Büyükuğur and Sanjay Nand of The Good Food Society, the 41-year-old Executive Head Chef runs two West End restaurants. In a short space of time Yosma and new venture Hovarda have helped push the boundaries of what we have come to expect of […]

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Conservative councillor suspended after offensive Facebook posts calling Turks “barbarians”

  A newly elected councillor for the North London Borough of Enfield has been suspended by his local Conservative Party pending an investigation following hateful posts about Turks on Facebook. On 20 July, Stephanos Ioannou, a councillor for Southgate, shared the controversial 1974 front page of The Sun, which labelled Turks ‘barbarians’. Cllr Ioannou’s posts, made […]

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Neo-Nazi gets life for racist murders of eight German Turks

Beate Zschäpe has been found guilty of ten racially-motivated murders by a German court. A five-year trial determined that she was a member of a neo-Nazi gang behind the murder of eight Turks, one Greek, and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007. The Munich state court’s verdict, given on Wednesday 11 July, carries an […]

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Review: CITIZEN, a powerful new play about “the placeless” that will leave you questioning your humanity

  Iran has much in common with neighbouring Turkey: a gloriously rich culture and civilisation, and a preoccupation with family, food and tradition. Both also share a murky history of persecuting political dissidents – one of the drivers behind their large diasporas. So I was already curious about how CITIZEN, a new play written and […]

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Celebrating 23 April: Children’s Day and St George’s Day

The 23rd of April has a special importance to multiple communities around the world. Those in or whose roots hail from Turkey will be celebrating today because it is National Sovereignty & Children’s Day. During their struggle for independence, the Turks, led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, convened Parliament in Ankara on 23 April 1920. This […]