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Turkish restaurant risks losing licence after hosting illegal parties during Covid pandemic

A Turkish restaurant in Woodford Green, Essex, has been branded a “Covid factory” after hosting illegal events during the pandemic and could now lose its licence as a result. Melin Chigwell was declared a “real and continuing threat to public health” by Conservative Councillor Paul Canal during a Redbridge Council Licensing Committee hearing on Tuesday, […]

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Over 200 Turkish Cypriots dead from coronavirus in the UK

At least 191 Turkish Cypriots have died from Covid-19 – over half in the last two months – according to Ambassador Oya Tuncalı, who represents the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) in London. Within days of making this statement the figure had leapt again claiming the lives of a further 32 British Turkish Cypriot […]

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Campaign launched to bring Tottenham Park Cemetery under state control

Turkish community activists have stepped up their campaign to bring the UK’s largest burial ground for British Turks under state control. An online petition has been launched by the Tottenham Park Cemetery Action Group (TPCAG) to draw attention to conditions at the privately-owned Tottenham Park Cemetery in North London, and to call on the government […]

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‘Cut Short, Live Long’: get your free pass to a new Turkish international film festival that starts on Monday

If you’re looking for films beyond the obvious choices, this week-long movie fest packed with gems produced by upcoming directors and screened at some of the world’s best film festivals is guaranteed quality viewing. ‘Cut Short, Live Long’ (CSLL) is a new annual short film festival that will be making its digital debut simultaneously in London, […]

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New Speaker finally elected to Turkish Cypriot parliament

A new Speaker of Parliament in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) was selected at the third time of asking. Önder Sennaroğlu, an MP for the ruling National Unity Party (UBP) was the only candidate to stand on Monday, 18 January. He was elected by a vote of 26-20, with two abstentions in the […]

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No apology from Greece’s Archbishop Ieronymos for his “Islamophobic” comments

Greece’s top cleric Archbishop Ieronymos has sought to clarify his comments after being heavily criticised for claiming that Islam is a “political movement” and its adherents a “people of war”, but he stopped short of apologising for the offence caused. The Orthodox Archbishop of Athens and All Greece made the controversial comments while speaking on […]

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Elveda Arsenal: Mesut Özil boards private jet to Istanbul to complete transfer to Fenerbahçe

Turkish footballing giant Fenerbahçe have tonight released photos of superstar player Mesut Özil with his wife Amine and baby daughter Eda just before they boarded a private jet heading for Istanbul. A brief statement from Fenerbahçe, released along with tonight’s photos, stated that, “Our club is bringing Mesut Özil to Istanbul to continue the transfer […]

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TRNC Health Ministry forced into lockdown U-turn following government pressure

Less than 24 hours after announcing a full lockdown, North Cyprus’ Health Ministry has been forced to scale back its planned restrictions following concerns about the economic impact that would have. The Council of Ministers met earlier today to discuss the measures that were due to come into force on Monday. Among those who had […]