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The Dramatic Turks set to stage new comedy ‘Ömer-Sinsi Servis’

A London Turkish drama group will be putting on its third production at Northumberland Park Community School in Tottenham on Saturday 16 April. Written and directed by Fatoş Törer, Ömer-Sinsi Servis is a light-hearted look at accessing emergency health care here in London from the perspective of the British Turkish community. The play is set […]

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Alevi Folk band Vengi Dersim to make UK debut in Glasgow

An Alevi Folk band from Holland will be making their first appearance in Britain next month following an invitation from the youth wing of the Glasgow Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi. Vengi Dersim, a trio based in Rotterdam, will perform at a concert at the Pearce Institute in Govan on Sunday 17 April. The event […]

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Celebrating the life of Dr. Tözün İsa, 7/09/1956 – 17/11/2015

Next Saturday, London’s Turkish community will honour the life and work of Dr. Tözün İsa, who sadly passed away in November aged 59 following his battle with cancer. Organised by the Turkish Language Education Consortium, community members are invited to attend the memorial night, which is being held at Dr Fazıl Küçük Turkish School. The […]

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The re-birth of a nation: talk by Dr Haldun Solmaztürk

The 77th year of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s passing has been commemorated across Turkey and the Turkish Diaspora today.  Turkey’s founding father not only presided over vital military victories at Çanakkale and the Turkish War of Independence, which liberated Turkey from foreign powers, but also helped usher in a new modern era with a raft of […]

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Five essential questions to ask Kudret Özersay in London this weekend

    Since May of this year, Cyprus’ two leaders – Mustafa Akıncı and Nicos Anastasiades – have been working hard on the elusive elements that will pave the way to a peace deal, which could unite the island fifty two years after its division. While the positive atmosphere of the latest round of talks […]

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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 […]