Letters, Help us find our Turkish Cypriot mum from Hornsey, London

Dear T-VINE,

This is a long shot – I am looking for someone called Emine Ahmet Hassan who I believe will probably be about 74 years old and from the Turk Cypriot community.

Emine was living in London in the 1970s and had three children (two girls and a boy). The eldest girl was born in 1961 and the youngest girl in 1972. The family lived on Hornsey High Street.

In 1975 Emine gave birth to twins – my brother and I. Emine was unable to look after us and we were fostered and later adopted.

We are not familiar with Turk Cypriot culture, but we understand it is a tight-knit community, so I am writing in the hope that one of your readers may be able to help with any information.

Kind regards,


Editor’s note: if you do have any information for Sarah and her brother, please contact T-VINE via our social media pages or by email, info@t-vine.com, with Emine Ahmet Hassan in the subject line and we will pass on your message.

Photo used to illustrate story is a stock image by BravissimoS and not related to the family.