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CTCA raises £5,000 for lifesaving treatment for Turkish Cypriot SMA baby Asya  

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA) has raised £5,000 towards lifesaving treatment for baby Asya Polatlı. The 10-month only infant from the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus  is suffering from a rare and potentially fatal genetic disease, Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Babies with Type 1 SMA have severe problems moving due to […]

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President Tatar congratulates new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, as UK-Turkish Cypriot relations increasingly strained

The President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar has congratulated Liz Truss on her new appointment as the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs. In a short statement President Tatar tweeted: “Congratulations on your appointment as Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. “The Turkish Cypriot side looks forward to working […]

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UK donates £500,000 to aid clearance of deadly landmines in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region

The British Foreign Office has announced it is providing £500,000 to help clear landmines in and around the recently liberated Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. The money will help “to make the area safe, prevent injuries and save lives” following the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Figures show 160 people have been killed or injured by […]

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Stabbing victim Noura, 7, hugs PC Ahmet Mavitunali who helped save her life

Police Constable Ahmet Mavitunali and his colleague PC Ryan Legge were reunited with the young girl whose life they saved last year. Noura, seven, met the two officers as part of a special event to mark Emergency Services Day on Thursday, 9 September, where she was pictured hugging PC Mavitunali. In May 2020 the young […]

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World Cup Qualifiers: all 16 fixtures for Azerbaijan, Turkey and the UK Home Nations

On Wednesday, the qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup get underway, with Azerbaijan, Turkey and all four home nations, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, all in action. Azerbaijan, Turkey, England, and Scotland face three opponents in the eight day schedule set aside for international games. Northern Ireland and Wales play twice. Highlights include Denmark […]

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Turkish Cypriot Ambassador Çimen Keskin starts her new role in London

Ambassador Çimen Keskin has taken up her new post as the London representative of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). In her first week, she has already met with the Turkish ambassador Ümit Yalçın, and President Ayşe Osman and Vice-President Kenan Nafi of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA). Ambassador Keskin will […]