Tag: Boris Johnson

Coronavirus and the empathy-deficient people

Two photographs, two family tragedies. The first of these show a three-year-old girl, Ayşe, wiping tears off her grandmother’s face with a tissue, oblivious to the tragedy her family has just suffered. The grandmother, also called Ayşe, is shedding tears for her daughter, little Ayşe’s mum Sonya Kaygan, who has just lost her life to […]

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Boris’ Brexit Britain turns to Turkey for urgent PPE

A Royal Air Force A400 plane took off from Istanbul in the early hours of this morning carrying a large consignment of personal protective equipment (PPE) from a commercial supplier in Turkey. The plane arrived back at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire just after 3am local time, ensuring essential PPE, such as surgical masks, gloves, […]

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TRNC PM Ersin Tatar joins world leaders in wishing UK PM Boris Johnson well

Ersin Tatar, the Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, has sent a message wishing his British counterpart Boris Johnson “a full and speedy recovery”. The TRNC Prime Minister was among dozens of politicians in Britain and from around the world who issued public messages of support for Mr Johnson after it was […]

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Which political party should British Turks be backing? General Election 2019 T-VINE Special Report

With Britain’s General Election fast approaching, T-VINE looked into the major parties’ records on Turkey and Cyprus to offer British Turkish voters a more informed choice at the polls on Thursday, 12 December 2019. Main parties, main policies: who wants what? The Conservatives led by Boris Johnson are campaigning on a platform to “Get Brexit […]

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President Erdoğan opens ‘Europe’s first eco-mosque’ in Cambridge

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has attended the official opening of a unique eco-friendly mosque in Cambridge on Thursday afternoon. Cambridge Central Mosque on Mill Road, which has the capacity for 1,000 worshippers, cost £23m to build. The Turkish government and singer Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), who also attended the inauguration, were among the […]

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Number 10 praises British Turkish Cypriots’ achievements

aaNumber 10 has praised the achievements of Britain’s Turkish Cypriot community. In an unprecedented first, Downing Street has sent “warm wishes” and “congratulations to all the nominees and winners” at the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK’s (CTCA UK) 2ndAwards Gala in a message on behalf of Prime Minister Boris Johnson after the group invited […]

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Boris Johnson dismisses his rude Erdoğan poem as “trivia” as he attempts to woo Turkey

Boris Johnson carefully side-stepped a question about the crude poem he wrote about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during an official visit to Turkey. The British foreign minister had travelled to Turkey to try and strengthen ties between Ankara and London following Britain’s decision to exit the EU. Johnson, whose paternal great-grandfather Ali Kemal was […]