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CTCA UK co-ordinating repatriation of nearly 500 people to North Cyprus

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) is leading the charge to help repatriate hundreds of citizens of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), who remain stranded in the UK after international flights were grounded as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a statement issued by the CTCA today, […]

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Former Tory MP urges Europe and NATO to share Turkey’s “economic and political load” from refugees

A former North London MP has empathised with Turkey’s refugee plight and called for more support from Europe and NATO towards its “key strategic partner”. In a letter to the Financial Times last week (Turkey needs support from Europe and NATO, March 25), Nick de Bois argued that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was “right […]

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Millions of coronavirus home testing kits could be a ‘game changer’ for Britain

Health workers and members of the public will soon be able to receive coronavirus home testing kits from shops like Amazon or Boots. The news emerged when Professor Sharon Peacock, director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England (PHE), addressed Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee. Prof. Peacock told MPs that “3.5 million finger […]

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JJ to the rescue: giant wholesaler offers ‘next day delivery’ to British homes during coronavirus crisis

The British public’s frustrations at failing to find essential household items such as toilet paper, detergents and pasta in their local supermarket during the coronavirus pandemic has prompted one major wholesaler to act. JJ Foodservice – one of the UK’s largest wholesalers – has just launched a new home delivery service. Members of the public […]

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Coronavirus claims its first two victims from the British Turkish community

A 92-year-old Turkish Cypriot woman receiving treatment at Farnborough Hospital and a 55-year-old Turkish man in North Middlesex Hospital have died after contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). Both had underlying medical conditions. Mother-of-five Elmaziye Kanlı had been ill for some time. Originally from Mağusa / Famagusta, she passed away in hospital on Tuesday, 17 March, a […]

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Turkish Embassy in Britain advises citizens to return to Turkey while they can

Turkish nationals in Britain wishing to return to Turkey have been advised to arrange their travel home quickly, hinting that a ban on flights between the two countries is imminent. An announcement posted on the Turkish Embassy in London’s social media pages today has urged Turkish citizens currently in the United Kingdom for a short […]