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Books
Win a copy of Semra Eren-Nijhar’s new book Turks in London

Books in English about London’s diverse Turkish community are hard to come by. One of the community’s foremost authorities is sociologist, writer and filmmaker Semra Eren-Nijhar. At the turn of the millennium Eren-Nijhar embarked on a six-year project to ‘give a voice’ to “[Turkish] people from different walks of life”living in the capital.  She interviewed […]

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Photography legends Mert and Marcus honoured at the 2018 Fashion Awards

Fashion glitterati gathered at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday night for the presentation of the British Fashion Council’s annual awards to the industry’s best innovators, whose “creativity and imagination have broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months”. Renowned photography duo Mert & Marcus were the recipients of the prestigious Isabella […]

Festivals
New London film festival to screen Turkish box office hits

Seven new and recent Turkish big screen successes are to be shown in the heart of London next week as part of a special film festival. Turkish Film Week will feature a “rich panorama”of “box office hits, festival award winners and Oscar candidates” from Wednesday, 12 December to Sunday, 16 December, organisers said. The free […]

Books
Turks in London – the new book by Semra Eren-Nijhar
 

London’s Turkish community may be celebrating its centenary in Britain, but there are few books on its history, personalities and heritage. Sociologist and documentary-maker Semra Eren-Nijhar has been at the forefront of researching the community. Earlier this year her latest book titled Turks In London: The Unheard Voices was published in paperback. The 237-page book […]

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Members back Enfield leader Nesil Çalışkan as vote of no confidence fails

A motion calling on council leader Councillor Nesil Çalışkan to resign over her decision to suspend cabinet member Cllr Yasemin Brett has failed. The no-confidence motion, tabled at a meeting of the Enfield Southgate Constituency Labour Party (CLP) on Thursday 29 November, was roundly rejected by members. A statement from Enfield Council Leader Cllr Çalışkan […]

Art
‘Istanbul meets London’ in third art exhibition
 

Work by nine top Turkish artists living in Turkey and Britain has gone on display in east London for the third “Istanbul Meets London” exhibition. Organised by art consultants Zeynep Ober and Gülce İlken, the event features a range of artworks including sculptures, marbling art, paintings and Anatolian handcrafted jewellery. The“exquisite”exhibition aims to “breathe a […]

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Turkish Cypriot ‘Homeless Christmas Campaign’ announces drop-off points for donated items

Two Turkish Cypriot organisations are appealing for specific donations from the community, which they can distribute to homeless people in London in the run-up to Christmas. Cyprus Islamic Association (CIA) and the Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) have been working with homeless charity Shelter to draw up a list of essential items for rough sleepers […]

Film
See award-winning Turkish film Sibel, about ‘a mute outcast who finds her true voice’, at London Film Week

The UK premiere of an award-winning Turkish drama will take place during December’s London Film Week, it has been announced. The first screening in Britain of Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti’s Sibel (2018) will be held on Thursday, 6 December, at the prestigious Regent Street Cinema and will be preceded by short British film Mercury. […]

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Turkey needs 80,000 teachers to provide education to refugees, a major new report has revealed

The country hosts around 1 million refugees of school age and has committed to including them in its national education system by 2020, a UNESCO study said. In contrast countries such as Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Thailand were slammed for making “no such promises”. UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report, entitled Migration, Displacement and Education: Building […]