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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 […]

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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 […]

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Martyrs Day Remembrance Service to be held at Brookwood cemetery in March

British Turks are invited to attend a remembrance service for fallen Turkish soldiers as part of Martyrs Day, commemorated in Turkey and the wider Diaspora. The service will take place at 11.30am on Tuesday 18 March 2014 at the Turkish Air Force Burial Ground, situated in Brookwood Cemetery in Woking, where 14 Turkish servicemen killed […]