Tag: Syrian refugees

Film
Turkey’s Mr Gay Syria wins Best Documentary at Milan film festival

A film made in Turkey about the lives of gay Syrian refugees has picked up the Best Documentary Award at the Mix Milano Film Festival. It is the latest accolade in a string of awards and honourable mentions for Mr Gay Syria. Producer Ekin Çalışır posted the news on Facebook and wrote: “So proud to […]

Music
British musician appeals for peace, releases fundraising song ‘Dünya’ for refugee children in Turkey

On Friday, 16 March, singer-songwriter Djanan Turan released a new single Dünya, dedicating it to a peaceful world for children. As part of the world premiere of Dünya’s music video on the same day, Djanan also launched a fundraising campaign for Small Projects Istanbul, which supports refugee children from Syria and Palestine now living in Turkey. […]

Community
North London: charity Zumba class for Syrian refugees in Turkey

  Many of us have felt concern at the terrible plight of Syrian refugees. Since war broke out in 2011, millions of people have been displaced from their homes, split in refugee camps across neighbouring countries in the region. An estimated 3 million have settled in Turkey and while they no longer have to worry […]

News - Turkey
‘Everyone should share the burden’ says Turkish ambassador on eve of 1st World Humanitarian Summit  

Turkey’s ambassador to London Abdurrahman Bilgiç told journalists, “Turkey is doing its share” and urged other countries to do more to relieve human suffering at a press briefing about the World Humanitarian Summit being held in Istanbul on 23-24 May. The historic event is being attended by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and over 50 heads […]

Columnists
Really sorry Aylan Kurdi

I sincerely apologise Aylan, but we shall forget you too. You, your brother Ghaleb, your mum. We shall forget you all. We human beings are like that. We forget all too easily. We have forgotten many children before you.   Do you remember those poor people who met a horrible death in an airless truck […]