Tag: Enfield Council

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Enfield leader Çalışkan: £6 billion housing project ‘back on track’

A major regeneration programme in Enfield, North London, which will eventually see the creation of 10,000 new homes is “back on track”, the borough’s leader has said. Labour’s Nesil Çalışkan, who is of Turkish Cypriot ethnicity, made the comments after Enfield Council named Galliford Try as the developers for the first phase of the Meridian […]

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From closure of Tottenham Park Cemetery to Tory councillor recycling news calling Turks “barbarians”, the biggest stories of 2018

We’ve again evidenced the rollercoaster of life these past twelve months, experiencing individual and collective highs and lows, as well as drama, wonder and tragedy. Turks in their various cultural, religious, political, and professional shades continue to make their mark in Britain as elsewhere, raising the profile of the community across society, in politics, in […]

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Ministry of Justice to investigate Tottenham Park Cemetery

A government department has appointed an inspector to “investigate very serious concerns raised about the condition, practices and management of the privately owned and operated Tottenham Park Cemetery.” The decision has been welcomed by Enfield Council and the Tottenham Park Cemetery Action Group (TPCAG) – the community group representing relatives, who have been campaigning for […]

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Members back Enfield leader Nesil Çalışkan as vote of no confidence fails

A motion calling on council leader Councillor Nesil Çalışkan to resign over her decision to suspend cabinet member Cllr Yasemin Brett has failed. The no-confidence motion, tabled at a meeting of the Enfield Southgate Constituency Labour Party (CLP) on Thursday 29 November, was roundly rejected by members. A statement from Enfield Council Leader Cllr Çalışkan […]

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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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Nesil Caliskan breaks new ground after being elected Leader of Enfield Council

  Councillor Nesil Caliskan, 29, was last night elected Leader of Enfield Council by the ruling Labour Group of Councillors, becoming the first woman to hold the post in the borough. Her selection makes Caliskan the youngest council leader for London and possibly England, and the first person of Turkish heritage to head a council […]

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Enfield Council responds to calls to prevent the “TRNC” from playing on council-owned land in CONIFA World Cup

Next month, the Paddy Power 2018 CONIFA World Cup will be held in London. The tournament is organised by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA), which allows countries and regions not represented by FIFA to participate. North Cyprus is among the sixteen teams that will be competing for the CONIFA World Cup. The side’s […]