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UK Turkish coronavirus deaths top fifty, as report finds 1 in 3 COVID-19 critically ill patients are from ethnic minorities

At least fifty-one people from the British Turkish community have died from coronavirus, the vast majority of Turkish Cypriot origin. The death of doner chef Yaşar Cevahir, formerly of Güzelyurt, North Cyprus, meant the virus has now claimed the lives of forty Turkish Cypriots in Britain. Nationally, a total of 5,373 patients have died in […]

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Coronavirus claims its first two victims from the British Turkish community

A 92-year-old Turkish Cypriot woman receiving treatment at Farnborough Hospital and a 55-year-old Turkish man in North Middlesex Hospital have died after contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). Both had underlying medical conditions. Mother-of-five Elmaziye Kanlı had been ill for some time. Originally from Mağusa / Famagusta, she passed away in hospital on Tuesday, 17 March, a […]

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New President of UK Turkish Cypriot Council Ertuğrul Mehmet promises to take CTCA to “another level”

Veteran Turkish Cypriot community activist Ertuğrul Mehmet has been elected the new president of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK). He was one of two candidates to stand in Sunday’s election, beating fellow committee member Ayşe Osman 39 votes to 16, to become CTCA’s thirteenth president. The members-only secret ballot took […]

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Ayşe Osman and Ertuğrul Mehmet go head-to-head in race to be new CTCA President

Two committee members of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) are standing in this Sunday’s election to become the body’s new President. Ayşe Osman, a former chair of the Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association (TWPA) and Ertuğrul Mehmet, formerly the chairman of Southgate Ataturk School and co-ordinator of the Turkish Education Consortium, […]

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Family announces funeral details of iconic grocer Yaşar Halim

The funeral of Yaşar Halim – Britain’s best-known Turkish Cypriot grocer and pâtissier – has been confirmed. Mr Halim, who passed away on 28 January after a short illness aged 77, will be buried alongside his wife in his native Cyprus on Sunday, 9 February, the family have announced. A remembrance service will take place […]

British Turks turn on the talent for the 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition

A new exhibition has opened in London showcasing the creative talents of professional and amateur artists of Turkish heritage living in Britain. Titled the 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition, and on display at the Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) just off Tottenham Court Road, the artwork includes traditional and contemporary pieces, from oil paintings to sculpture, […]