Category: HP People

HP People
Letters, Why are you treating us like lepers, TRNC?

Dear T-VINE, I’ve been following the travel advice updates closely and have to say I am really upset with the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus and its policy towards travellers from the United Kingdom. At the beginning of this coronavirus crisis, I and other British Turkish Cypriots and expats applauded the TRNC for taking quick […]

Dr. Sivri
Ask Dr Sivri – Can you love more than one woman?

Dear Dr Sivri,  I hope you are well? I feel kind of embarrassed with my problem, but you are the only person that can help me. I am a man in his late thirties, and I feel really stuck at the moment and in this stage of my life. I have never been married, and […]

HP News
One of Manchester’s first Turks, Beyhayettin ‘Uncle Jimmy’ Mentesh dies aged 86

Manchester’s Turkish Cypriot community was plunged into mourning after learning that one of their oldest members, Beyhayettin Ali Mentesh has died. Affectionately known as ‘Uncle Jimmy’, Mr Mentesh passed away peacefully in his sleep at Lefkoşa Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital in North Cyprus on Wednesday, 24 June. He was admitted to hospital last weekend with […]

Guest Views
We owe British residents an apology
 

On June 23 at around 6pm a disabled woman in her 80s stood on the tarmac at Ercan Airport, supporting herself on crutches, heart heavy with the fear of deportation. She and her husband were one of a number of people who had been asked to step off the passenger transit bus by the police […]

Dr. Sivri
Ask Dr Sivri – How can I overcome my insecurity?

Dear Dr Sivri, I am a 36-year-old woman who has suffered from deep insecurities my whole life. It affected me badly whilst I was at school, also in jobs, and in particular in all my relationships. As a result I tend to avoid people, and at work I try to keep under the radar and […]

Features
Cyprus’ first First Lady Süheyla Küçük dies aged 94

Süheyla Küçük, the wife of Turkish Cypriot leader Dr Fazıl Küçük, has passed away at Lefkoşa Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital on Monday. She had been receiving treatment for sepsis. Tributes have poured in for Mrs Küçük, who was given the title ‘First Lady’ after her husband, Turkish Cypriot leader Dr Fazıl Küçük, became the first […]

Columnists
Racism kills yet again
 

“I can’t breathe”. The last words George Floyd uttered, just before he was murdered in cold blood in Minneapolis, USA. George Floyd has entered into the statistics of those many killed by this cruel State. Neither his family, nor anti-racists around the world will allow him to be just another American statistic. The cries of […]