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Touker Suleyman, Selin Kiazim and Kem Cetinay among the winners at Turkish Cypriot 2017 awards gala

  The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) has scored its second big success of the year. After hosting a huge outdoor cultural festival in June that attracted 20,000 people, on Sunday night the national body representing the UK’s 300,000 Turkish Cypriots held the community’s first ever awards event to celebrate its high […]

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All change as long-serving Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş steps down suddenly

  Kadir Topbaş caused waves when he suddenly announced his resignation last Friday, 22 Sep. At a hastily arranged press conference, the Mayor, who had held the post since first being elected back in March 2004, told journalists: “A man can forgive everything but being betrayed.” The mild-mannered veteran politician did not openly criticise the Justice […]

Features
How Halla Barakat inspired me as a Turkish Cypriot
 

  Halla Barakat was many things to many people. Many of you might recognise her as a pretty face that has been appearing in your social media news feeds in recent days, but maybe you haven’t stopped to read what all the fuss is about. For those of you who have, you would know that […]

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Acelya Toprak becomes youngest winner at Judo European Open in Belgrade

A British teenager has won gold at Judo’s European Open in Belgrade at the weekend. At 19-years-old, Acelya Toprak was the competition’s youngest winner, beating her older and more experienced opponent, France’s Amelie Guihur, in the final of the U57kg category. Of Turkish Cypriot origin, Londoner Acelya Toprak is the reigning British U57kg champion – […]

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Profile: Dr. Fazıl Küçük Turkish School, Catford
 

  If you live in southeast London and are looking for a place where your child can learn Turkish, and explore their cultural heritage through art, dance and theatre, look no further than Dr. Fazıl Küçük Turkish School. Established in 1984 and named after the founding father of Turkish Cypriot nationhood, Dr. Fazıl Küçük is […]

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Turkey, Pakistan announce strengthening partnership at UN General Assembly

The “Pakistan-Turkey relationship has transformed into a strategic partnership” the Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said in New York last week according to national broadcaster Radio Pakistan. The comments came amid side-line talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who also reaffirmed Ankara’s commitment to a continued mutually beneficial partnership at the United Nations […]

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Miracle escape after private jet crashes at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport

A small private aircraft heading for North Cyprus has crashed and burst into flames on the runway of Istanbul’s biggest airport earlier this evening. Miraculously the jet’s two pilots, a cabin crew member and sole passenger survived. According to state-run news agency Anadolu, the jet, registered as TC-KON, had reported a malfunction soon after take […]