Category: HP People

Books
Psychologist Yeşim Guner on panel to discuss ‘Employment Issues Impacting Young People in London’

A chartered occupational psychologist will be using her extensive experience working with young people to generate greater understanding of the issues and solutions they need with employment in the capital. Of Turkish Cypriot heritage, Yeşim Guner sits on the panel of a seminar titled ‘Youth Employment Issues: What’s it Got To Do with Occupational Psychology?’ […]

Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs should “look beyond price” for the best insurance

Ender Yavaş Upton of Fairweather Insurance Services is reaching out to the Turkish community in Britain, both established entrepreneurs and those who have arrived more recently via the Ankara Agreement, to ensure they have the right insurance cover for their existing business or new venture. Fairweather Insurance, established 35 years ago, prides itself on finding […]

Entrepreneurs
“Denim king” British Turkish Cypriot businessman Şükrü Ahmed dies

On Saturday, 21 September, Turkish Cypriot businessman Şükrü Ahmed passed away in London aged 83 following a heart attack. He had been receiving treatment for an infection at Whipps Cross Hospital in the month leading up to his death. His family said they are “heartbroken” by this “huge loss” of Mr Ahmed, who was a […]

Body
Life-saving stem cell match urgently needed for Talia Tosun

In April, Talia Tosun, a talented young data wizard working at iTech in London, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. She has been off work ever since, undergoing gruelling chemotherapy. Sadly, at the end of August Talia was told that the chemotherapy had been ineffective and she now urgently needs a bone marrow transplant. A […]

Features
My World: Olcay Bayır
 

Blessed with a heavenly voice, Olcay Bayır has been singing for as long as she can remember. She was born in Gaziantep to a Kurdish Alevi family steeped in the âşık (wandering minstrels) tradition, and her career as a classically-trained singer-songwriter is a perfect marriage of her roots and global music experiences following her move […]

HP People
When only a lawyer will do: a quick guide to securing a good commercial tenant

In the age of the internet, many people are tempted to rely on template documents to do the job of experts [‘uzmanlar’]. It may be cheaper, but it doesn’t always pay to exclude the professionals, who can not only advise, but also devise bespoke documentation right for your specific circumstances. T-VINE turns to Yildiz Betez, […]

Entrepreneurs
Nova’s Kitchen – “a slice of Cyprus in Folkestone”
 

There’s a little slice of Cypriot cuisine being cooked up on Folkestone’s Harbour Arm, a part of the town that is rapidly becoming a destination and beacon for some exciting food and drink ventures. I moved to Folkestone three months ago, and was quickly followed by my friend and chef Hulya Erdal of Made By […]