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Sweet, fun things in London this Bayram

Today marks the end of the annual 30-day fast, which is celebrated with a 3-day public holiday in Turkey, North Cyprus and across the rest of the Muslim world. Those here in London can join in the festivities too. Traditionally known as Şeker Bayramı (Sweet Eid), the festival is a time to thank God for […]

Features
“Islam isn’t the enemy… Islam is here to stay in the UK” says actor and former gangster-turned-Muslim Martin Askew

Perceptions about Islam, the gentrification of inner London, and ‘how do you tell your gangster family that you’ve converted to Islam’ were among the questions put to film director Andrew Hulme and actor Martin Askew at a special screening of Snow in Paradise,  a film which they wrote together. Inspired by Martin’s life and shot […]

Entrepreneurs
Turkish brands meet UK counterparts at ‘quality in business’ conference in London

Owners of small and medium-sized businesses from diverse industry sectors in Turkey were in the capital on Thursday to explore business opportunities as part of a unique networking event organised by Leaders of Branding Intelligence (LOB’IN) and the European Turkish Association (ETA). Titled 8thInternational European Quality Conference, the business summit took place at the London South Bank University […]

News - TRNC
Akıncı wins the TRNC Presidential race

Mustafa Akıncı has cruised to a second round victory against incumbent Dr Derviş Eroğlu in today’s Presidential Elections to become the fourth TRNC President since the founding of the Turkish Cypriot republic in 1983. Both candidates had run as independents, with Akıncı’s pro-Cyprus unity policy courting most favour with the electorate, as he took every […]

News - TRNC
Akıncı and Eroğlu to go head-to-head in TRNC Presidential run-off on Sunday

There was no outright winner from yesterday’s Presidential Elections in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. A total of seven candidates stood and as predicted, none could pass the fifty percent threshold to avoid a run-off. The top two candidates, incumbent Derviş Eroğlu from the TRNC political right and backed by the National Unity Party […]

Community
Dr Teoman Sırrı elected as a regional vice-chair of the British Medical Association

A highly respected British Turkish Cypriot doctor has been selected by his peers as the vice-chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) for North London. Dr. Teoman Sırrı MBE, originally from Gazimağusa in Cyprus, will oversee the BMA’s work in the Enfield and Haringey region. A graduate of Imperial College London and a member of the organisation for the […]

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Boris Johnson backs new London Turkish Heritage Day

The Mayor of London has lent his support to a new annual event for British Turks. Referring to his Turkish ancestry, Boris Johnson said he was “a proud descendant” and that “London Turkish Heritage Day will be a fantastic opportunity for all Londoners to marvel at the contributions that the Turkish-speaking communities have made to […]

News - Turkey
Turkish confectionary giant Ülker buys British biscuit brands Jaffa Cake and Rich Tea

Some of the UK’s most popular biscuit brands have been bought byTurkey’s Yıldız Holding in a deal said to be worth £2 billion. Established nearly two centuries ago, United Biscuits is synonymous with Britain, producing many of the country’s best-loved sweet and savoury biscuits, including McVitie’s, Jaffa Cakes, Jacob’s Crackers, Mini Cheddars, and Twiglets. The […]

Body
How to beat the flu this winter

Colds and flu can affect us at any time of the year, but we are more prone to pick up bugs as the weather turns cold. Many people easily mistake the flu for just a bad cold. While both can be dangerous for high risk groups, such as babies and the elderly, flu kills thousands […]