Category: HP People

Columnists
Dear world, Nigeria needs your help to #EndSARS

We are Nigerian students schooling in a lesser known part of the world called the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). For those who have never visited, it is one of two states on the island of Cyprus, located in the Eastern Mediterranean, but for us it is our second home. If you have been […]

Dr. Sivri
Ask Dr Sivri – How can I stop office flirts?

Dear Dr Sivri, I read your recent advice piece on ‘jealousy in the office’ (Ask Dr Sivri – Jealousy in the office is getting me down, 14 Sept. 2020), and hope you can help me with my office problem. I work for a major international consultancy business based in London with international clients. Up until […]

HP People
Letters, The origins of the town name ‘Varosha’ is Turkish

Dear T-VINE, I read with interest the recent article on the partial re-opening of Varosha (Historic partial re-opening of Varosha attracts hundreds, but ramifications go beyond collapse of TRNC coalition government, 9 June 2020), and thought your readers would be interested in the origins of the town’s name ‘Varosha’. During the medieval period when Anatolia […]

HP News
Four Turks from the world of fashion, politics, transport and scouts in the UK’s 2020 Honours List

Four Turks were among the 1,495 people named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, announced on Friday night. Fashion designer Erdem Moralıoğlu and Jeremy Corbyn’s former diary manager Ayşe Funda Veli are both awarded an MBE, while First Bus supervisor Mustafa Kemal Köksal and scout leader Celal İzcibayar each received a BEM. The four […]

Guest Views
America takes the lead in tackling Uyghur repression in China

China’s policy of repression against the Uyghurs continues, and finally the problem is on the global agenda. On May 27, the US Congress overwhelmingly passed the Uighur Human Rights Act to counter Beijing’s brutal oppression of Uyghurs and other national and religious minorities in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and elsewhere. Ahead of the vote […]

Dr. Sivri
Ask Dr Sivri – Jealousy in the office is getting me down

Dear Dr Sivri,  I hope you are well. I know you help with all types of problems, so I am looking for some advice please. I work in an office in the City of London, and we deal with international insurance, so it’s a pretty high-end and stressful job, but I take it in my […]

Dr. Sivri
Ask Dr Sivri – My life is a drunken mess

Dear Dr Sivri,  I am really embarrassed about my problem. Actually, it’s more to do with my lifestyle really. I feel so ashamed, I don’t know where to start. I am a 39-year-old woman who has been married and divorced twice. I married very young the first time around – I was 18 years old. […]

Community
Mehmet Veli ‘Kirlapo’: the original Cyprus rapper

The Mid Summer Ball (MSB) is one of the most famous club nights in modern Turkish Cypriot history, helping to bring a slice of the London underground to North Cyprus since 2004. Every summer, this mega event, attended by thousands of people, flies in dozens of leading House and Garage DJs and MCs to perform […]