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Husayn Hoca to hold online Mevlit for UK Turkish Cypriot coronavirus victims

Updated, 16.52, 4 April 2020 Husayn Hashim El Bakayi – the UK’s foremost pastor (‘hoca’) for Turkish Cypriots – will be streaming a Mevlit (traditional prayers) to commemorate the 33 Turkish Cypriots who have lost their lives to the coronavirus. The hour-long Mevlit will be broadcast live from Shacklewell Lane Mosque, East London, at 5.30pm […]

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How to support your immune system in times of illness or viruses

With the circumstances that we are all experiencing at present, it is paramount that we look after our health and wellbeing. An important and crucial defence against any virus or infection is our immune system. Compromised nutritional status and poor lifestyle choices weaken the immune system. However, a strong immune system not only plays a […]

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Millions of coronavirus home testing kits could be a ‘game changer’ for Britain

Health workers and members of the public will soon be able to receive coronavirus home testing kits from shops like Amazon or Boots. The news emerged when Professor Sharon Peacock, director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England (PHE), addressed Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee. Prof. Peacock told MPs that “3.5 million finger […]

HP Features
Burials: North Cyprus vs the UK
 

Few of us want to talk about death much less plan for it, and yet its inevitability means at some point in our lives we are all likely to have to deal with the funeral arrangements for a loved one. For Muslims, the Islamic code requires a whole burial. However, the rising cost of buying […]

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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 […]

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Turkish scientist’s epilepsy discovery gives new hopes for treatment

A research team in Norway led by a Turkish scientist has shed new light on what could be happening to the human brain during an epileptic seizure – providing new hope for treatment. A study by the Yaksi group at Trondheim’s Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), headed by Professor Emre Yaksi, suggests that […]

Cookbook
Selin Kiazim’s recipe for Chilli-Roast Cauliflower
 

Prep Time: 30 minutes     Cooking Time: 10 minutes               Total Time: 40 minutes Vegetables are a big part of Turkish cuisine and cauliflower is a long-standing favourite. For this issue’s recipe we turn to top London chef Selin Kiazim, who created this dish after her first visit to Istanbul. After eating and shopping in the […]

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Turkey showcases health sector advances with five simultaneous liver transplants

Surgeons at a university hospital in Turkey may have set a new world record after performing five simultaneous liver transplants involving live donors, media there have reported. The surgery took place at the İnönü University’s Turgut Özal Medical Centre in the eastern province of Malatya between 8am and 8pm on Wednesday, 12 June, according to […]