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Fundraising for Grenfell Tower victims Hanife and Şener Macit, as police consider criminal charges

  The police have released important new details about their investigation into last week’s horrific Grenfell Tower fire that claimed the lives of at least 79 people. It comes as heartbreaking stories about the victims and survivors continue to surface, along with sustained efforts to raise money to assist all those affected, including a couple originally […]

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Turkish Cypriot Rule of Law:  ‘legality in illegality’
 

  “Life can best be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”  Too much time has been spent in technicalities, in committees, in deadlines that never seem to be reached, but keep being moved forward to another deadline, which only prolongs the agony. The players change, they grow old, they even die, but for […]

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Europe: can Turkey be a template for post-Brexit Britain?

  After a shocking loss of their parliamentary majority for the Conservative Party, the prospect of the United Kingdom pursuing a Hard Brexit from the European Union where Britain would pull out of the Single Market appears fleeting. The ever more likely impending Soft Brexit may lighten the load for future British negotiators trying to […]

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Spring-summer trends from Modanisa’s London Modest Fashion Week

Last month, the leading names and brands in the world of modest fashion came together to showcase their new lines during Modanisa London Modest Fashion Week, held in Olympia, West London, as part of the Muslim Lifestyle Show. Under the banner “embrace the grace”, 26 designers presented their collections on the catwalk. Among them were […]

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Religion, education and the law – your rights as Muslim parents and students

  T-VINE recently published an article about a landmark ruling in the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Osmanoglu and Kocabas v Switzerland (Application No 29086/12). This case concerns Muslim parents of Turkish heritage living in Switzerland who did not grant their daughters permission to attend mixed sex swimming lessons. These lessons […]

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EU-Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri: “there will always be dialogue”

On Tuesday, 11 April, I visited Brussels to interview the European Parliament Rapporteur for Turkey Kati Piri MEP. Ms Piri is a member of the European Parliament from the Netherlands and part of the parliamentary Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. As the Turkey Rapporteur, she is the parliament’s closest follower of […]