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Dr Sibel Siber, Kudret Özersay back families’ right to bring Covid victims for burial in North Cyprus

Seven Turkish Cypriot families trying to repatriate their loved ones after they died in Britain of coronavirus Covid-19 have had a major boost after two senior politicians backed their campaign. Kudret Özersay, the Foreign Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), and Dr Sibel Siber, the TRNC’s first female Prime Minister, have publicly […]

HP Features
The importance of ‘19 Mayıs’ Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day

Every 19 May, the people of Turkey commemorate Mustafa Kemal’s landing at Samsun, on the Black Sea, on May 19, 1919, which marked the start of the Turkish War of Independence. The Turks emerged victorious from the four-year war, expelling numerous foreign powers which had invaded the crumbling Ottoman Empire, among them Britain, France, Italy, […]

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North Cyprus calls for help after Tepebaşı fire spreads rapidly

A wild fire that broke out by a village in northwest Cyprus earlier today has quickly spread, threatening thousands of acres of forest and other settlement areas. There has been no reported loss of life, but the fire has scorched the forests around Tepebaşı, Akdeniz, Kalkanlı, and Koruçam (also known as Kormacit) in the Turkish […]

Entrepreneurs
Turkish Cypriot couple make it onto The Sunday Times Rich List 2020

After an absence of three years, British Turks make a return to this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, which lists the country’s richest one thousand individuals. Mustafa and Fatma Kiamil are joint 923 on the 2020 list with an estimated fortune of £130 million from their food business. The Turkish Cypriot couple were one of […]

Soul
Sunday viewing: Imam Muhittin Aydın a special guest on the London Mevlit programme

This week’s London Mevlit programme features a special guest appearance from Imam Muhittin Aydın. The muezzin at Stoke Newington’s Aziziye Mosque will be reciting Koranic prayers alongside programme host Husayn Hashim El Bakayi, the UK’s most prominent Turkish Cypriot hoca (pastor) on Sunday, 17 May. The London Mevlit programme will start straight after Kanal T’s iftar […]

Cookbook
Hulya Erdal flies the flag for British Turks with her Tepsi Kebabı Ramazan recipe

A British Turkish Cypriot chef has featured in an international series of Recipes for Ramadan (‘Ramazan’ in Turkish). Hulya Erdal appears in a ten-minute online clip cooking homemade Tepsi Kebabı, the perfect meal for iftar (breaking of the daily fast). Speaking entirely in Turkish, Hulya first wishes Muslims worldwide a happy Ramazan and also reflects […]