Tag: British Turks

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Aysın Yılmaz funeral: Order of Service

Further details about the funeral of Aysın Yılmaz, which is taking place in North London on Thursday 16 January, have been released by her family.  A number of people will be offering short tributes to Turkish Cypriot community leader Aysın Yılmaz ahead of prayers at Palmers Green Mosque. The talks will start just after midday, […]

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Family announces funeral arrangements for Aysın Yılmaz

The funeral of Aysın Yılmaz, the former president of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) and Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association (TWPA), has been confirmed. The funeral will take place in North London on Thursday 16 January, her family have announced. The funeral service is open to members of the public. Those […]

Features
Community pays tribute to “remarkable” Turkish Cypriot Aysın Yılmaz, who died today aged 70

Aysın Yılmaz, the pioneering former past president of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK), has died this morning, her family has announced. She passed away peacefully at 9am at North Middlesex University Hospital, where she had been receiving treatment for leukaemia. The news has been greeted with universal sadness from the […]

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Mete Coban and Hatice Hasan awarded MBEs in New Year Honours list

Youth democracy champion Mete Coban and plumbing entrepreneur Hatice Hasan are among the1,097 people named in the newly unveiled New Year Honour’s list. The pair, both of Turkish Cypriot origin, are set to receive an MBE – the Member of the Order of the British Empire. Mete Coban MBE – a role model for young […]

Art
Call for submissions for London’s 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition

The Yunus Emre Institute has announced details about its upcoming Turkish Community Art Exhibition, which will take place in central London early in 2020. The Institute is inviting British Turks to submit their creative works for consideration. The exhibition is a showcase of the creative talents of both professional and amateur artists of Turkish heritage […]

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British Turkish Cypriot politician suspended from Labour Party over Israel tweet

Labour Party politicians of Turkish Cypriot origin have become embroiled in row over a tweet that accused Israel of backing terrorists in Syria, it has been reported. Veteran councillor Ayfer Orhan has been suspended from the Labour group after she shared a tweet that claimed Israel backed Al-Qaeda and ISIS, wrote Jewish News, which first […]