Tag: CTCA UK

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TRNC Transport Minister confirms two more repatriation flights from UK to Ercan

The government of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has responded to calls to help repatriate more Turkish Cypriots stranded in Britain due to the coronavirus pandemic. Transport Minister Tolga Atakan announced on his Facebook page on Thursday that two flights will be sent to the UK “to evacuate” TRNC citizens on consecutive days […]

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CTCA UK co-ordinating repatriation of nearly 500 people to North Cyprus

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) is leading the charge to help repatriate hundreds of citizens of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), who remain stranded in the UK after international flights were grounded as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a statement issued by the CTCA today, […]

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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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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, […]

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 […]

Entrepreneurs
A hat-trick of awards for JJ Food Service – the UK’s largest Turkish Cypriot-owned business

National wholesaler JJ Food Service is celebrating after winning three prestigious industry awards on three consecutive days. On Thursday, 10 October, the JJ team were in Central London for the Women in Wholesale STAR Awards. The wholesaler has been spearheading industry efforts to actively recruit more females into various warehouse roles, and its ambitious targets, […]

Community
Britain’s finest Turkish Cypriots honoured at 2nd CTCA Awards

Last Saturday, 12 October, Britain’s Turkish Cypriots celebrated the leading lights of the community at a special gala dinner in Central London. Three hundred guests attended the event, at the Royal National Hotel in Bloomsbury, to learn about the community’s high achievers in a variety of fields including community work, philanthropy, the arts, activism, business, […]