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Care worker mum Sonya Kaygan becomes youngest British Turk to die of coronavirus

Sonya Kaygan, a 25-year-old mother of one, has passed away from coronavirus, her family announced today. She becomes the youngest British Turkish victim to die of COVID-19, which has already claimed the lives of over one hundred others in the community. Friends and family have said the young woman “gave her life protecting and caring […]

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Community gets behind mosque’s urgent appeal for a new funeral ambulance

Two weeks ago, Erkin Guney, the chairman of the UK Turkish Islamic Trust (UKTIT), recorded a desperate plea for help. Overwhelmed by the growing number of deaths in the British Turkish Cypriot community, the UKTIT faced multiple shortages, including mortuary space, which Hackney Council has helped the mosque to overcome. Less easy to fix has […]

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Funeral fund launched after London family loses two members to coronavirus

A week after a family in London lost their granddad, tragedy struck again when their father also passed away. Both men died of coronavirus. An urgent appeal has been launched to raise £2,000 to help a family cover the costs of the second funeral. Husayn Hoca, the leading pastor for the British Turkish Cypriot community […]

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‘Blister Sisters’ to walk 200km for North Cyprus cancer charity

A GROUP of British women are to walk from Girne to Gazimağusa, Lefkoşa and then back to Girne in an attempt to raise £5,000 for a North Cyprus-based cancer charity. The “Blister Sisters” – Sue Tilt, Auriana Stevens and Lynda Hillard – will set off on Wednesday for the 200km round-trip in aid of the […]

Award-winning comedy comes to Enfield to raise money for the homeless

Rotarians the world over are business and professional people who give up their time to support charitable causes. Located in North London, the Southgate Rotary Club – part of Rotary International – remains popular with local British Turkish entrepreneurs. In recent years, the group has had three presidents of Turkish Cypriot origin: Ali Ibrahim, Tahsin […]