Tag: Oya Tuncali

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Staying home is ‘enabling us to better value those we love’: message from TRNC Ambassador Oya Tuncalı

Ambassador Oya Tuncalı, the London Representative of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, has addressed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on lives in a special message to Turkish Cypriots in Britain. The message, given in full below, acknowledges the “important changes to our lives”, and describes staying at home in self-isolation as an opportunity […]

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CTCA UK co-ordinating repatriation of nearly 500 people to North Cyprus

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) is leading the charge to help repatriate hundreds of citizens of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), who remain stranded in the UK after international flights were grounded as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a statement issued by the CTCA today, […]

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TRNC London Rep tells British MPs: There is no “invasion” and “occupation” of Cyprus – Turkey acted lawfully in 1974

I would like to take this opportunity to address the ill-informed and distorted comments made by seventeen Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom in a video published by the “National Federation of Cypriots in the UK” on the anniversary of the 1974 Peace Operation in Cyprus. As it has become customary, the statements in […]

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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 […]