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Features
Turkey’s top drag artist, the iconic “Huysuz Virjin” dies at the age of 87

One of Turkey’s leading entertainers Seyfi Dursunoğlu has died in hospital after a short illness. Dursunoğlu, better known by his stage name and drag character Huysuz Virjin (The Grumpy Virgin), was admitted to Istanbul Acıbadem Altunizade Hospital a fortnight ago. He was being treated for pneumonia, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according […]

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Turkish Cypriot newspaper ‘Afrika’ changes its name and logo after being accused of racism

A left-wing newspaper in North Cyprus has reverted to its former name ‘Avrupa’ [‘Europe’] after African students accused the paper of “encouraging racism and stereotyping” for calling itself ‘Afrika’ and using a monkey in its logo. On Thursday, 25 June, the paper’s front page bore the new Avrupa masthead, complete with a new animal icon, […]

Film
On Windrush Day, a Turkish Cypriot experience of moving to Britain

In 2018, the United Kingdom held its first Windrush Day to recognise the contribution of migrants to British society. The date – 22 June – now celebrated annually, marks the day in 1948 when the Empire Windrush, a passenger liner docked at Tilbury, East London, bringing the first big group of post-war migrants from the […]

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Ayşe Osman and Ertuğrul Mehmet go head-to-head in race to be new CTCA President

Two committee members of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) are standing in this Sunday’s election to become the body’s new President. Ayşe Osman, a former chair of the Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association (TWPA) and Ertuğrul Mehmet, formerly the chairman of Southgate Ataturk School and co-ordinator of the Turkish Education Consortium, […]