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Infiltrating a Greek neo-Nazi rally in Cyprus
 

  “What is this protest about?” I asked a group of young men sitting on the sidelines of a mass rally on the southern side of Nicosia’s Ledra Palace crossing. They took one look at me, all of them with the same unwelcoming frowns, before raising their hands to indicate that they would not speak […]

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Police fail to arrest UK supporters of banned PKK
 

Last Friday, tensions boiled over outside the Walthamstow Assembly Hall where pro-AKP government supporters had gathered to commemorate the first anniversary of the attempted coup in Turkey. An assortment of anti-AKP protestors had gathered at the top of the driveway leading to the civic centre in Walthamstow. A few held signs demanding justice for sacked […]

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At least two dead following Aegean earthquake and tsunami

  A Turkish man is among the victims to have died on the island of Kos following a powerful Aegean earthquake that struck in the early hours of Friday. The 6.7-magnitude quake was most acutely felt in the holiday resort towns of Bodrum, Datca and Muğla, on the Turkish coast, and on the Greek island […]

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Far-right ELAM planning big Ledra Palace demonstration on 20 July

  Greek Cyprus’ fascist party ELAM is planning to bring coach loads of protestors to the Ledra Palace checkpoint to demonstrate on 20 July, raising fears of disorder at the Green Line border in the capital Nicosia. ELAM is notorious for using the anniversary of Turkey’s intervention on the island to intimidate those using the […]

Features
Love Island: Kem’s mum Figen Cetinay on her “sensitive boy”

  Reality TV shows are like marmite: you either love them or hate them. Those featuring semi-naked participants that jump into bed at every available opportunity generate even stronger opinions, with opponents claiming such programmes objectify contestants, while others label them as “sneak porn” due to their overtly sexual nature. So when Figen Cetinay found out […]

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President Erdoğan tells BBC it will be “comforting” if the EU formally rejects Turkish accession

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has again accused the European Union of being “insincere” over Turkish accession, claiming they were just “wasting” Turkey’s time. The Turkish President’s remarks came during an interview with HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi, who asked whether Turkey is better in or outside of the EU. Pointing to the country’s $11,000 per capita income, Mr […]

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Haringey upgrades housing priority for disabled Soner Sabriler

  After a lengthy battle to get re-housed, Soner Sabriler’s case has received a welcome boost. The 62-year-old Turkish Cypriot suffers from crippling back problems that has left him with severe mobility problems and a virtual prisoner in his own home. He currently lives in a small, 2-bedroom, first-floor flat off Green Lanes, Harringay, with […]

Entrepreneurs
JJ Food Service sets target of 20% female warehouse staff by 2018

  Although the UK has robust equal opportunity laws in place, many industries and work places remain male-dominated. One leading food business aims to change that by placing a clear target to recruit more women. Award-winning wholesaler JJ Food Service is aiming to grow its female warehouse staff from 8% currently to at least 20% […]