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A small contribution to peace
 

My last wish When I die Is that you bury me in Cyprus Let my body be merged With the soil of my native land My head to my guts in the South My loins to my feet in the North Let me have two graves In the North and in the South For I […]

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Playing for peace: Umut Albayrak and Koulis Theodorou live in Palmers Green

Two of Cyprus’ best known contemporary artists, Umut Albayrak and Koulis Albayrak, will be performing in North London next week. The concert will feature popular folk songs in Greek and Turkish, celebrating the shared culture of the small Eastern Mediterranean island. Both Albayrak and Albayrak are committed peace activists, who recently sang together in support […]

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Prof. Orhan Çekiç the keynote speaker for annual Atatürk remembrance conference

The Çanakkale Remembrance Platform (Çanakkale Anma Platformu) has released details of their annual conference and dinner in honour of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Associate Prof. Orhan Çekiç, one of Turkey’s leading authorities on the founder of the Turkish Republic, will be speaking about the final year of Atatürk’s life, which ended on 10 November 1938. The […]

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Profile: Rauf Raif Denktaş Turkish School, Blackfen
 

As the new academic year gets underway, thousands of British children of Turkish heritage will also be attending one of 40 Turkish supplementary schools. For three to four hours each weekend, they have the chance to learn to read and write Turkish, and explore their cultural history with children of a similar age. For some […]

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Bahar Gökhan and Doğan Akın to perform at cancer charity fundraiser next Sunday

The UK Cancer Benevolent Association (İngiltere Kanser Hastalarına Yardım Derneği) is holding its annual fundraising ball next Sunday. The charitable group was set up to give support to British Turks undergoing cancer treatment. Singer Bahar Gökhan, the rising star of Turkish classical music, is jetting in from Cyprus for the concert. Also on the line-up […]

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How will Brexit affect the UK’s Turkish community? Join the debate at the TCCA this Wednesday

The UK referendum on membership of the European Union divided British Turks, as it did the rest of the country. This Wednesday, T-VINE Magazine will host a panel of experts for a ‘Brexit Special’ debate, chaired by columnist Ertanch Hidayetin. Retired ambassador Alp Mehmet, author and sociologist Semra Eren-Nijhar, Councillor Mete Coban, and immigration law […]

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Exhibition about Turkish migrant women in London coming to Waltham Forest

A two-day exhibition exploring the lives of migrant women originally from Turkey and Cyprus will open in Walthamstow on Monday. On Monday evening, the Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr. Peter Herrington, Enfield Cllr. Suna Hurman and other dignitaries will attend a reception for the exhibition, which in part aims to highlight and celebrate the tremendous […]

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Happy 23 Nisan/April Children’s Day!
 

23 April is the day that Turkey’s Parliament first met back in 1920. A few years later, this same day was gifted by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk to children – the future of any nation. From then on, 23rd April became known as National Sovereignty & Children’s Day, celebrated in Turkey and many other countries around […]