Tag: Meral Hussein-Ece

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British MPs spark outrage with Cyprus ‘invasion’ video comments

A group of British MPs have sparked outrage among the Turkish Cypriot community in the UK and its supporters after taking part in a Greek Cypriot “propaganda” video. Parliamentarians from the Conservative Party, Labour Party, Scottish National Party (SNP), Liberal Democrats and The Independent Group for Change were slammed after they recorded messages for a […]

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UK Turkish Cypriots meet Prince Charles, as Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades gets red carpet treatment at Buckingham Palace

Successful British Turkish Cypriots were among the guests at a Buckingham Palace event hosted by Prince Charles to “celebrate the Cypriot diaspora in the UK”. Baroness Hussein-Ece, artist Tracey Emin, businessman and Dragon’s Den star Touker Süleyman, lawyer Emma Edhem and former British Ambassador to Iceland Alp Mehmet attended the glitzy do. Greek Cypriot leader […]

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Lord Balfe blasts Britain’s stance on Turkish Cypriots

The UK will not take “even the smallest step” to recognise the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) because of Greek Cypriot threats over the future of the Sovereign Base Areas, a member of the House of Lords has said. Conservative peer Lord Balfe said that the TRNC was “right not to trust” the British […]

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Dignity for the dead: local politicians join Turkish community to protest “appalling state” of Tottenham Park Cemetery

Dozens of people turned up on Saturday morning to protest the owners of Tottenham Park Cemetery. The site in North London is the largest burial ground in Britain for people of Turkish heritage. Politicians such as Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece, Bambos Charalambous, the MP for Enfield Southgate, Nesil Çalışkan, the Leader of Enfield Council, councillors from […]

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Landowners threaten to remove memorials at Tottenham Park Cemetery

  Relatives visiting loved ones buried at a North London cemetery were in shock after seeing notices from the landowners informing them that headstones deemed to be “a Health and Safety risk” could be removed. The typed notices, from Badgehurst Limited, were found posted on trees at Tottenham Park Cemetery. The single A4 page of […]

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British Government snubs TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı

  Despite being a Guarantor Power to Cyprus, neither the British Prime Minister nor Foreign Minister have extended an official invitation to Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı to visit London in the two-and-a-half years he has been President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, peers and guests were told at a special briefing at […]

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Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece appointed Lib Dems spokesperson on Equalities

  The UK’s sole Turkish origin representative in Parliament has been named as one of the principal spokespeople for the Liberal Democrats. Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece features in party leader Vince Cable’s new team, announced last week, with specific responsibility for Equalities, a role she also held in 2015. She is one of seventeen women in […]

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Dr Erol Kaymak on CEFTUS panel to debate Cyprus at Westminster

As Cyprus’ two Presidents inch closer to a permanent solution to the 53-year-old conflict, British think tank CEFTUS invites two experts from the divided island to discuss the current round of talks at two separate Westminster events. Dr Erol Kaymak is the Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean […]

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British Turkish politicians urge the community to vote “REMAIN”

On the eve of the EU Referendum, the polls show just a couple of percentage points between the Remain and Leave camps, with Remain nudging slightly ahead. Clearly every vote counts and with one in ten people yet to make up their minds, both sides have been pushing hard for support in the final day […]