Category: People

HP People
Letters, Channel 4’s Travel Man on Cyprus “feeds into the inaccurate, biased, and racist narrative of the Greek Cypriot regime”

Dear T-VINE, Please can you publish this open letter to UK broadcast authority OFCOM and Channel 4 about the “Cyprus” episode of Channel 4’s Travel Man?   Dear OFCOM & Channel 4, As a British Turkish Cypriot, I was extremely disappointed to see Channel 4 air some very damaging, insufficient and poorly thought out context […]

Columnists
Turning the TRNC into a tech hub

In spite of the prevailing challenges for the TRNC’s economy, international students in North Cyprus are teaming up to form “TECH-TRNC”. Believed to be the first tech community in North Cyprus, this new TRNC Tech Meet-Up Group aims to create awareness among university students of the evolving possibilities in the tech world, and to position […]

Features
LGBT+ History Month: Five Turkish icons to celebrate

February is LGBT+ History Month in Britain. During this annual month-long observance, the UK puts the historic experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI+) and their fight for equal rights in the spotlight. The aim of the month is simple: to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, LGBTI+ people, and to […]

Entrepreneurs
Ten facts about Hull City’s new owner Acun Ilıcalı

On 19 January 2022, English football club Hull City announced the start of “a new era” with confirmation of the takeover of the club by the Acun Medya Group. The international production company is headed by Acun Ilıcalı, who said at the time: “I am happy that I have fulfilled one of my biggest dreams […]

Guest Views
Chefs needed to cook up a juicy Varosha-direct flights dish

By the looks of it the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is on course for yet another unremarkable General Election on 23 January 2022, with the projected outcome far from making  major alterations to the political landscape. The right-wing National Unity Party (UBP) is predicted to emerge first with the most Members of Parliament, […]

Features
Introducing Elin Suleymanov: Azerbaijan’s new ambassador in London

In July of this year Tahir Taghizadeh, Azerbaijan’s popular and long-serving ambassador to London, departed Britain. His successor, Ambassador Elin Suleymanov, arrived the following month ready to take up his new duties as the Ambassador of Azerbaijan at the Court of St. James’s. Prior to his London appointment, Ambassador Suleymanov spent 16 years in the […]