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Turkish Cypriots’ first UK ambassador Ahmet Gazioğlu dies

Ahmet Cemal Gazioğlu, who represented Turkish Cypriots in Britain after the collapse of the power-sharing Republic of Cyprus, has died aged 89. The researcher, journalist and author passed away on Friday, 4 September, and was laid to rest in Lefkoşa Municipal Cemetery this morning. The one-time advisor to Rauf Raif Denktaş, the founding President of […]

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Mehmet Veli ‘Kirlapo’: the original Cyprus rapper

The Mid Summer Ball (MSB) is one of the most famous club nights in modern Turkish Cypriot history, helping to bring a slice of the London underground to North Cyprus since 2004. Every summer, this mega event, attended by thousands of people, flies in dozens of leading House and Garage DJs and MCs to perform […]

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Turkey’s top drag artist, the iconic “Huysuz Virjin” dies at the age of 87

One of Turkey’s leading entertainers Seyfi Dursunoğlu has died in hospital after a short illness. Dursunoğlu, better known by his stage name and drag character Huysuz Virjin (The Grumpy Virgin), was admitted to Istanbul Acıbadem Altunizade Hospital a fortnight ago. He was being treated for pneumonia, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according […]

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Turkey’s ‘fearless advocate’ Prof. Norman Stone dies

Norman Stone, the former Professor of Modern History at Oxford and European History at Bilkent, has died aged 78. The Scottish historian and multi-linguist, who spoke 12 languages, was a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, often attracting controversy with his outspoken views, not least in rejecting claims of an “Armenian Genocide” in Ottoman Turkey. He […]