Tag: British Turks

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Tottenham Park Cemetery ‘temporarily closed’ as private owners go into liquidation

Notices placed on the gates of Tottenham Park Cemetery today announced that the landowners’ company Tottenham Park Cemetery Limited has gone into “creditors voluntary liquidation”. As a result, “the cemetery is temporarily closed until further notice.”   Tottenham Park Cemetery, in Edmonton, North London, is Britain’s biggest burial ground for Turks with thousands of people from […]

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Progress 1000: five Turks in 2018 list of most influential Londoners

This year’s Progress 1000 list of people making a major difference to London is perhaps its most diverse yet. Home Secretary Sajid Javid tops the list, while the Duchess of Sussex makes her debut straight in to the Top 10. Five people of Turkish heritage are also included in the 1000: footballer Mesut Özil (pictured […]

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Mem Ferda: ‘to the Manor born’

With two degrees under his belt, former male model Mem Ferda could have secured a steady, well-paid job. Instead the South Londoner plumped for the life of an actor and all the risks that this brings. And he’s never looked back! The first thing that strikes you when you meet Mem is his height. At […]

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Second Enfield Tory Councillor suspended over ‘racist’ remarks towards British Turks

  Another Conservative politician in North London has been suspended following offensive comments to a fellow Enfield councillor of Turkish heritage. On Thursday 20 September, William Coleshill, the Conservative member for Bush Hill Park, outraged with his remarks to Labour Councillor Susan Erbil during a debate on education. Cllr Erbil had put forward a motion […]

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Conservative councillor suspended after offensive Facebook posts calling Turks “barbarians”

  A newly elected councillor for the North London Borough of Enfield has been suspended by his local Conservative Party pending an investigation following hateful posts about Turks on Facebook. On 20 July, Stephanos Ioannou, a councillor for Southgate, shared the controversial 1974 front page of The Sun, which labelled Turks ‘barbarians’. Cllr Ioannou’s posts, made […]

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My World: Nilüfer Danış

An international landscape architect and multi-award winning garden designer, Nilüfer Danış has brought the essence of Turkish gardens to Britain. In 2015, she designed the first-ever Turkish show garden at the prestigious Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, winning a gold medal in the process. She talks to T-VINE about turning the world green and sustainable. […]