Category: News – UK

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21st London Turkish Film Festival goes entirely digital, starts this week

In keeping with its innovative nature, this year’s London Turkish Film Festival (LTFF) is going entirely online, allowing people living across the length and breadth of Britain and abroad to enjoy its eclectic, high-quality selection of screenings. Starting this Thursday, 23 November, and running until 6 December 2017, the 21st London Turkish Film Festival will […]

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TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı to give public talk in London

UPDATED: 22 Nov 2017, 12.30 The TRNC London Representative has announced that President Mustafa Akıncı will be in London next week. During his visit to the British capital – his first since being elected TRNC President in May 2015 – the Turkish Cypriot leader will be meeting with British Parliamentarians and giving a public conference about the Cyprus […]

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MPs respond to Turkish Cypriot concerns over UK’s North Cyprus air embargo

A correspondence campaign regarding the Pegasus security clamp-down for flights from Ercan Airport to Britain is starting to bear fruit. The campaign was launched by the British Turkish Cypriot Association (BTCA), Embargoed! and T-VINE Magazine. One of the first to get active was Barnet resident and advertising consultant Sonya Karafistan. Her template letter to MPs […]

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Turkey worst in Europe for waste landfills
 

A report has found Turkey is Europe’s third largest producer of household and commercial waste, but the worst in recycling. It sends more than double to landfill sites compared to Spain – the next worst offender. Research by Expert Market revealed that Turkey has the worst waste management practices in Europe, chucking away a mammoth […]

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Real-life stories of Brummie Turks needed for A Tale of Two Chippies

  In recent years, there’s been a more determined effort to better represent the rich diversity across Great Britain. From casting to storytelling, the worlds of film, fashion, television and theatre are all eager to tap into the heritage and talent that exists in Britain’s black and ethnic minority communities. That said it’s still a […]

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Lord Maginnis calls for High Commissioner Kidd to be sacked, as row heats up

  The furore over British High Commissioner Matthew Kidd’s attempts to justify Great Britain’s handling of the Cyprus problem continues. One British peer has called for “disciplinary action” against the senior diplomat, while many other British expats and Turkish Cypriots have voiced their indignation at Mr Kidd’s comments. In a very rare visit to the […]

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Clocks go back an hour in Cyprus and Britain, but not Turkey

On Sunday, 29 October, clocks will be going back in various parts of the world as part of Daylight Saving Time (DST). This includes Britain, North and South Cyprus. The decision by the Turkish Cypriot authorities to return DST means there will now be an hour’s difference with Turkey, which decided to end the practice […]

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Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece appointed Lib Dems spokesperson on Equalities

  The UK’s sole Turkish origin representative in Parliament has been named as one of the principal spokespeople for the Liberal Democrats. Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece features in party leader Vince Cable’s new team, announced last week, with specific responsibility for Equalities, a role she also held in 2015. She is one of seventeen women in […]

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Transport Minister Chris Grayling meets with Turkish Cypriots to discuss Pegasus UK embargo

A Conservative politician has kept his word to Turkish Cypriots by arranging a face-to-face meeting with the British Transport Minister to discuss UK-imposed security measures that has forced air passengers flying between Britain and North Cyprus off planes in Turkey since the new rule came into effect on June 1st this year. Chingford MP Iain […]