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CONIFA World Cup Final: North Cyprus v Kárpátalja, Saturday 9 June

There were scenes of jubilation and a mini pitch invasion following the final whistle on Thursday after the first of the evening’s two semi-finals. North Cyprus booked their place in the final on Saturday by beating Padania 3-2 in an exciting game. Get tickets here for the CONIFA World Cup Final The CONIFA European champions […]

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CONIFA World Cup: North Cyprus into semi-finals after beating Barawa 8-0

North Cyprus put in their strongest performance of the 2018 CONIFA World Cup yet by beating African team Barawa 8-0 in the quarter-finals earlier today. The Turkish Cypriot side dominated from start to finish to book their place in the semi-finals against European champions Padania on Thursday, 7 June at Carshalton. For all the domination, North […]

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North Cyprus through to the CONIFA World Cup quarter-finals

Two draws and a win over the weekend were enough to send North Cyprus through to the next round of the Paddy Power CONIFA World Cup. The Turkish Cypriot national side were runners-up in Group B, having drawn their last game against reigning world champions Abkhazia, who failed to qualify for the quarter-finals. North Cyprus […]

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North Cyprus draws opening game in CONIFA World Cup

Update, 2 June 2018: correction to North Cyprus goal-scorer, which was Billy Mehmet and not Oshan as first reported. The alternative World Cup got underway in various non-league stadia in London today. Among the sixteen teams competing for the Paddy Power CONIFA World Cup trophy is North Cyprus, who could only manage a draw against […]

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Hollywood actor Mem Ferda on cover of new issue of T-VINE

After a lengthy break, the print issue of T-VINE Magazine is back! Gracing our new front cover is actor and producer Mem Ferda. He opens up about his family life, including losing his sister to cancer, and his onscreen adventures. Also in Issue 10 are interviews with top West End chef Hus Vedat and award-winning […]

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Why it’s only a matter of time before all mosques follow Masjid Ramadan’s lead and accept Bitcoin

Britain’s first Turkish-owned mosque made history this week becoming one of the first UK Islamic institutions to accept donations in Bitcoin – a digital or cryptocurrency operating independently from central banks. The East London-based Masjid Ramadan, also known as Shacklewell Lane Mosque, “has embarked on a new venture, which is to take the Bitcoin as an […]

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Nesil Caliskan breaks new ground after being elected Leader of Enfield Council

  Councillor Nesil Caliskan, 29, was last night elected Leader of Enfield Council by the ruling Labour Group of Councillors, becoming the first woman to hold the post in the borough. Her selection makes Caliskan the youngest council leader for London and possibly England, and the first person of Turkish heritage to head a council […]

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2018 CONIFA World Cup: North Cyprus match dates, tickets and more

On 31 May 2018, the alternative world cup will kick off in the British capital and one of the sixteen teams competing in the tournament is North Cyprus. Sponsored by Paddy Power and organised by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA), the 2018 CONIFA World Cup in London is a chance for countries and […]