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North Cyprus crash victim Fatma Kaşıkçı laid to rest in East London

The funeral of a young mother of two killed in a car crash in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus was held in East London on Wednesday, 11 November. A service was held for Fatma Kaşıkçı, 24, at Shacklewell Lane Mosque in Dalston, where due to Covid restrictions only 30 relatives and close friends were able […]

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UK removes Cyprus from coronavirus ‘safe’ list

The increasing number of coronavirus cases in South Cyprus has prompted the British government to remove the island from its travel corridor. The new measures, which came in on Sunday morning, 1 November, means those returning from Cyprus must self-isolate for 14 days. The decision was announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Thursday. Last […]

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Hasan Bağlar’s ‘My Shirt’ shortlisted by Royal Society of Biology annual photography awards

A photograph by Hasan Bağlar of a grasshopper shedding its hard outer skeleton has been selected by the UK’s Royal Society of Biology Photography as one of the year’s best images of the natural world. Bağlar, from Lefkoşa (Nicosia), North Cyprus, submitted his photo titled “My Shirt’, capturing the moment a grasshopper moults its exoskeleton. […]

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Four Turks from the world of fashion, politics, transport and scouts in the UK’s 2020 Honours List

Four Turks were among the 1,495 people named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, announced on Friday night. Fashion designer Erdem Moralıoğlu and Jeremy Corbyn’s former diary manager Ayşe Funda Veli are both awarded an MBE, while First Bus supervisor Mustafa Kemal Köksal and scout leader Celal İzcibayar each received a BEM. The four […]