Category: News – UK

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Photography legends Mert and Marcus honoured at the 2018 Fashion Awards

Fashion glitterati gathered at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday night for the presentation of the British Fashion Council’s annual awards to the industry’s best innovators, whose “creativity and imagination have broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months”. Renowned photography duo Mert & Marcus were the recipients of the prestigious Isabella […]

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Zeynep Kartal’s Ottoman-inspired Spring Summer 2019 collection pays homage to ‘Lost Jewel’

Acclaimed Manchester-based Turkish designer Zeynep Kartal once again pays homage to her heritage with her Spring Summer 2019 collection. Inspired by the diamond Chelengk given to British Vice Admiral Horatio by Ottoman Sultan Selim III, the collection also celebrates the designer’s ties with her second home, England. Equally significant, Queen Elizabeth II permitted Kartal to […]

Books
Turks in London – the new book by Semra Eren-Nijhar
 

London’s Turkish community may be celebrating its centenary in Britain, but there are few books on its history, personalities and heritage. Sociologist and documentary-maker Semra Eren-Nijhar has been at the forefront of researching the community. Earlier this year her latest book titled Turks In London: The Unheard Voices was published in paperback. The 237-page book […]

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Ministry of Justice to investigate Tottenham Park Cemetery

A government department has appointed an inspector to “investigate very serious concerns raised about the condition, practices and management of the privately owned and operated Tottenham Park Cemetery.” The decision has been welcomed by Enfield Council and the Tottenham Park Cemetery Action Group (TPCAG) – the community group representing relatives, who have been campaigning for […]

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Members back Enfield leader Nesil Çalışkan as vote of no confidence fails

A motion calling on council leader Councillor Nesil Çalışkan to resign over her decision to suspend cabinet member Cllr Yasemin Brett has failed. The no-confidence motion, tabled at a meeting of the Enfield Southgate Constituency Labour Party (CLP) on Thursday 29 November, was roundly rejected by members. A statement from Enfield Council Leader Cllr Çalışkan […]

Art
‘Istanbul meets London’ in third art exhibition
 

Work by nine top Turkish artists living in Turkey and Britain has gone on display in east London for the third “Istanbul Meets London” exhibition. Organised by art consultants Zeynep Ober and Gülce İlken, the event features a range of artworks including sculptures, marbling art, paintings and Anatolian handcrafted jewellery. The“exquisite”exhibition aims to “breathe a […]

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Turkish Cypriot ‘Homeless Christmas Campaign’ announces drop-off points for donated items

Two Turkish Cypriot organisations are appealing for specific donations from the community, which they can distribute to homeless people in London in the run-up to Christmas. Cyprus Islamic Association (CIA) and the Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) have been working with homeless charity Shelter to draw up a list of essential items for rough sleepers […]

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Two men charged following the murder of Rocky Djelal

A man has been charged with the murder of a 38-year-old father who was stabbed to death near a children’s playground. Rocky Djelal was attacked at around 2pm at Southwark Park, Rotherhithe, on 31 October. Stephen O’Rourke, 46, of Grosvenor Park, Southwark, has been charged with murder, while Jason O’Rourke, 34, of Foundry Close, Southwark, […]