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Community
Festival date clash ‘disaster’ averted as row exposes rifts within Turkish Cypriot UK community

Competing plans to hold separate June festivals celebrating Turkish Cypriot culture on the same day in north London have been averted after one of the camps decided to postpone its event by a week. In a surprise move, the UK-based Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations (CTCA), an umbrella organisation representing nearly 30 non-governmental organisations, announced […]

Community
The best 2018 Turkish New Year parties in London
 

New Year’s Eve is all about letting go of the stresses of the past 12 months to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the year ahead. What better way to set the tone for 2019 than having yourself a memorable night out with family and friends. If happiness for you equates with tucking into kebabs […]

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 […]

Community
Can you help the Cyprus Islamic Association and TCCA with their ‘Homeless Christmas Campaign’?

Following their successful campaign last year, the Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) and the Cyprus Islamic Association (CIA) are teaming up again to provide vital support to London’s homeless over Christmas. Over a two-day period last December, the TCCA and CIA Christmas Appeal resulted in a fantastic response from the community. Over 140 rough sleepers were […]