Category: News – UK

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Young people answer the call to ‘Swab For Talia’

Over fifty people attended a swab session in North London on Wednesday evening in the hope of becoming a blood match for Talia Tosun. The Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association in Turnpike Lane, Wood Green, worked with blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, who were on hand to take swabs from those who attended. The simple process […]

Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs should “look beyond price” for the best insurance

Ender Yavaş Upton of Fairweather Insurance Services is reaching out to the Turkish community in Britain, both established entrepreneurs and those who have arrived more recently via the Ankara Agreement, to ensure they have the right insurance cover for their existing business or new venture. Fairweather Insurance, established 35 years ago, prides itself on finding […]

Art
Record broken as Ottoman artist’s painting sells for £6.3m in London

A rare work by Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey has sold for £6,315,000, setting a new world record price for the artist at auction. The picture of a young woman reading the Qur’an fetched the record-breaking fee at an auction of 19thcentury European, Victorian and British Impressionist art at the Bonhams auction house on New […]

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EXCLUSIVE: British woman blasts ‘vile behaviour’ of Greek Cypriot undertakers following mum’s death in North Cyprus

THE daughter of a British woman who died while on holiday in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has accused Greek Cypriot undertakers responsible for flying her mother’s body back to the UK of “mistreatment” and “vile behaviour”. Liverpool-born Lynda Ann Dawson, who died aged 62, had been in North Cyprus with daughter Hayley […]

Community
Public to decide Best UK Turkish Cypriot Community Activists

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) – the UK’s largest umbrella group for Turkish Cypriots – has launched an online public vote to decide who the People’s Choice Best Community Activist Awards of 2019 go to. The British Turkish Cypriot community is invited to choose two candidates – one male and […]

HP Features
No deal Brexit threatens access across the Green Line for Britons in Cyprus

BRITISH citizens with homes in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) who travel via airports in the South could “face difficulties” if they do not register their presence with the Greek Cypriot authorities because of Brexit, the British government has warned. The Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus does not recognise the TRNC, established in […]

Entrepreneurs
“Denim king” British Turkish Cypriot businessman Şükrü Ahmed dies

On Saturday, 21 September, Turkish Cypriot businessman Şükrü Ahmed passed away in London aged 83 following a heart attack. He had been receiving treatment for an infection at Whipps Cross Hospital in the month leading up to his death. His family said they are “heartbroken” by this “huge loss” of Mr Ahmed, who was a […]