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Turkish male actors needed for new series of hit TV drama Top Boy

  A leading British drama is seeking actors of Turkish heritage to star in its new series, to be screened on Netflix. The appeal was made by leading casting agency Des Hamilton, which is advertising for male Turks aged between 25 and 60 to appear in Top Boy 3. Several roles are up for grabs […]

Community
TCCA invites tenders for Turkish Cypriot café/restaurant in its North London building

  The Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) is looking for a new catering company to take over its restaurant space located within the TCCA building on Green Lanes, Harringay, in the heart of North London’s Turkish Cypriot community. Currently called Cyprus House, the well-established eatery seats fifty people and specialises in traditional Turkish Cypriot cuisine. […]

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Analysing the results of Turkey’s snap 2018 elections
 

Turkey witnessed its first joint presidential and parliamentary elections a little over a week ago, marking a significant change in the country’s political history. The 24 June snap vote had a turnout of around 87% and ushered in a new system of government, bringing reforms to the Turkish constitution –narrowly approved in a controversial referendum […]

Film
Turkey’s Mr Gay Syria wins Best Documentary at Milan film festival

A film made in Turkey about the lives of gay Syrian refugees has picked up the Best Documentary Award at the Mix Milano Film Festival. It is the latest accolade in a string of awards and honourable mentions for Mr Gay Syria. Producer Ekin Çalışır posted the news on Facebook and wrote: “So proud to […]

Community
Stoke Newington’s Aziziye Mosque named one of ‘Britain’s most beautiful mosques’

  A Turkish-owned mosque in North London has featured in a short video about ten of Britain’s most distinctive mosques. The 2-and-a-half minute sequence of photos has been compiled by anti-Islamophobia body MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development). It opens with images of Aziziye Mosque and its stunning Ottoman-inspired domes and décor. Other mosques in the […]

Guest Views
The UK must help end Turkish Cypriot isolation
 

For the best part of 60 years Greek Cypriot governments have, with ingenious guile and commendable tenacity, persuaded most of the world and international institutions to see Cyprus through their eyes, the widely held view being that Turkey is entirely responsible for the current situation, having taken the north of the island for itself and […]

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Local elections 2018: Turkish Cypriots head to the polls

  Local elections are taking place across North Cyprus on Sunday 24 June to determine the new leaders and councillors for 28 councils. Voting will open at 8am and end at 6pm, with a maximum of 191,153 voters able to cast their votes at one of 734 polling stations. A total of 111 candidates are […]

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Letters, Bloody Map: battle lines are drawn as Parikiaki and the British Turkish Cypriot Association respond

Response in full from Cyprus Wine Fair organisers, newspaper Parikiaki on Bloody Map that was displayed at their recent event. Dear T-VINE, Firstly, I would like to thank T-VINE Magazine for giving us the opportunity to comment on your article regarding the Cypriot Wine Festival & Business Expo (CyWineFest). Parikiaki newspaper is the main organiser […]