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Letters, Channel 4’s Travel Man on Cyprus “feeds into the inaccurate, biased, and racist narrative of the Greek Cypriot regime”

Dear T-VINE, Please can you publish this open letter to UK broadcast authority OFCOM and Channel 4 about the “Cyprus” episode of Channel 4’s Travel Man?   Dear OFCOM & Channel 4, As a British Turkish Cypriot, I was extremely disappointed to see Channel 4 air some very damaging, insufficient and poorly thought out context […]

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British Kashmiris lend weight to Turkish Cypriots protest against racist discrimination by Waltham Forest Council

British Turkish Cypriots held their second protest against Waltham Forest Council Leader Grace Williams for “discrimination and racially insulting the British Turkish Cypriot Community”. The event was bolstered by support from the local Kashmiri community. Over a dozen Kashmiris attended the demonstration outside Waltham Forest Town Hall on Thursday, 3 March, to protest the Council’s […]

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Waltham Forest Liberal Democrats say Council Leader’s order to prematurely remove TRNC flag is “inflammatory”

Liberal Democrats in East London have condemned the actions of Council Leader Grace Williams after she controversially ordered the removal of the TRNC flag from outside Waltham Forest Town Hall, despite the Turkish Cypriot community having permission to fly it for a day. In their statement issued earlier today, the Waltham Forest Liberal Democrats (WF […]

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Commonwealth Games: UK slammed for “blatant discrimination” as Turkish Cypriots excluded from Queen’s Baton Relay

Community leaders and British Turkish Cypriot politicians have hit out at the British High Commission in Nicosia for failing to include Turkish Cypriots in the Queen’s Baton Relay, which will be touring southern Cyprus this weekend to promote the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece, Councillor Kay Isa, and Ayşe Osman, President of […]

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Turkish religious leader in Germany resigns over racist social media posts

The head of Göttingen’s branch of the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (Diyanet İşleri Türk İslam Birliği, DİTİB) has resigned after inflammatory material he had posted online inciting racial and religious hatred was exposed. Mustafa Keskin was outed by a socialist youth group, Die Falken (The Falcons), which documented the racist posts he had made […]

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Paris-Saint German and İstanbul Başakşehir players walk off pitch following alleged racist remark from 4th official

The UEFA Champions League match between Paris-Saint German (PSG) and İstanbul Başakşehir was suspended after players from both teams walked off in the 14thminute following an incident involving one of the match officials. Sporting body UEFA is investigating after the Turkish club accused the fourth official of using a racially demeaning remark during the sending […]