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Şeker Bayramı – celebrating the end of Ramazan

Today marks the start of a three-day public holiday in Turkey and North Cyprus to celebrate the end of the 30-day fast of Ramazan. Several other Muslim countries will also follow suit, after the new crescent moon was observed in Mecca. The rest of the Muslim world will commence their own festivities, which is called […]

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All welcome to annual iftar dinner at Shacklewell Lane Mosque on 24 May

The UK Turkish Islamic Trust and Metropolitan Police Service invite you to break fast, or ‘iftar’ as Muslims would say, at the UK’s first Turkish-owned mosque in Dalston this Friday, 24 May. Shacklewell Lane Mosque will be opening its doors to its regular worshippers and other Muslims in the capital, and to those curious to […]

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Special London iftar dinner and talk from Prof. İlber Ortaylı on centenary of Atatürk’s landing at Samsun

One of Turkey’s most popular historians will be in London for the annual Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day. Prof. İlber Ortaylı, who lectures at Istanbul’s MEF and Ankara’s Bilkent universities, is a special guest and speaker at an iftar dinner organised by the Çanakkale Anma Platformu (Çanakkale Commermation Platform) at Hilton Hotel Kensington on Sunday, […]

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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 […]