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News - UK
Peray Ahmet – building bridges among Haringey’s diverse communities

  Our final interview in T-VINE’s series on the next generation of British Turkish politicians is with Peray Ahmet, a Labour councillor candidate in the London Borough of Haringey. As friends and family will testify, she is passionate about fighting for social justice and equality, and feels she is at a stage in life where […]

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London MEP candidate Dr Turhan Özen “treasures” liberal values and the rights of the individual

  Dr Turhan Özen forms T-VINE’s fourth interview with the next generation of British Turkish politicians as part of our 2014 UK Election series. A co-founder of the Liberal Democrat Friends of Turkey and on the executive for the Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats, he continues to work hard to champion equality and human rights for all. 1) When were you selected […]

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Ibby Mehmet – Labour high-flyer standing up for social justice

The third in our series of five 2014 UK Election interviews with the next generation of British Turkish politicians, we talk to Ibby Mehmet. Just 27 years-old, the councillor candidate for Colyers in Bexley already has an impressive track record: he is the first Turkish Cypriot student to be elected President of a British university’s students’ union, he is a […]

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Osman Dervish – the youngest British Turkish Cypriot politician

  Part of T-VINE’s 2014 election special, here’s the first of five interviews with the next generation of British Turkish politicians 1) When and why did you join the Conservatives? I joined the Conservatives twelve years ago at the age of 14. My friend’s grandmother who knew the local Member of Parliament, Andrew Rosindell, also […]

News - Features
We Remember: Mimar Sinan, one of the world’s greatest architects

Mimar Sinan, born 15 April 1489 Considered to be one of the greatest architects of all time, Mimar Sinan served several sultans during the classical Ottoman period: Süleyman the Magnificent, Selim II and Murad III. The son of a stonemason, Sinan grew up in Kayseri where he received a technical education. He became a military engineer, rising […]

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We Remember: 50 years of embargoes on the Turkish Cypriot people

UN Resolution 186, 04 March 1964 The United Nations sought to intervene in Cyprus following the outbreak of the conflict in December 1963, when the Greek Cypriots brutally seized power. On 4 March 1964, the UN unanimously passed Resolution 186 calling for measures to be taken “to stop the violence”, while approving for a UN […]

News - Global
Former TRNC President attacked by far-right protesters in South Cyprus

Former Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat was again targeted by far-right nationalists in South Cyprus. The incident took place on Wednesday evening during a conference in Limasol where Talat was part of a panel of speakers discussing the benefits of a unitedCyprus. On March 26, several hundred ELAM (National Popular Front) supporters – the Cypriot equivalent of Greece’s […]

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Happy Nevruz! Nevruz’un kutlu olsun! Newroz piroz be!

Over the past 24 hours, people from Turkey, Iran and many other countries in central and southAsia have been celebrating Nevruz. Meaning ‘new day’ in Farsi where the word originates from, this ancient annual festival falls on or around 21 March – the day of the northward Equinox. Dating back thousands of years and rooted […]