Tag: immigration

HP News
Record number of Turks apply to live and work in Britain before Ankara Agreement scheme ends

On 31 December 2020, the United Kingdom’s transition period with the European Union ends, and with it various legal arrangements including the Ankara Agreement. In operation since 1963, the Ankara Agreement allows Turkish nationals to establish their homes and businesses in participating member states in Europe with relative ease. Tens of thousands of Turks have […]

HP News
Oklava’s Selin Kiazim takes on Priti Patel over UK’s new points-based visa system for restaurants

A leading chef from London is calling on people to support a campaign “to revoke [Home Secretary] Priti Patel’s categorisation of low and unskilled workers. Selin Kiazim and her Oklava restaurant partner Laura Christie launched their online petition last week. Titled “Revoke Priti Patel’s categorisation of ‘unskilled’ hospitality workers”, it’s been signed by over 1,800 people and […]

Theatre & Dance
Review: CITIZEN, a powerful new play about “the placeless” that will leave you questioning your humanity

  Iran has much in common with neighbouring Turkey: a gloriously rich culture and civilisation, and a preoccupation with family, food and tradition. Both also share a murky history of persecuting political dissidents – one of the drivers behind their large diasporas. So I was already curious about how CITIZEN, a new play written and […]

Guest Views
Ankara Agreement suspension – will you stand by or stand up?

Would you like to hear a story? It’s about a forgotten deal between the UK and Turkey, which came to life in the 90s. For the past two decades, the Ankara Agreement has been a strong and vital option in enabling commercial immigration from Turkey to Britain. Recently, the significant rise in new applicants has […]