Tag: Turkish Cypriot

HP Top Stories
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 […]

HP Top Stories
Transport Minister Chris Grayling meets with Turkish Cypriots to discuss Pegasus UK embargo

A Conservative politician has kept his word to Turkish Cypriots by arranging a face-to-face meeting with the British Transport Minister to discuss UK-imposed security measures that has forced air passengers flying between Britain and North Cyprus off planes in Turkey since the new rule came into effect on June 1st this year. Chingford MP Iain […]

Columnists
Rewarding success
 

I do not like the word ‘Diaspora’. Its dictionary definition is “the dispersion or spread of any people from their original homeland”. This evokes feelings of temporariness and permanent homesickness. For third, fourth generation Cypriots these feelings are meaningless. Their original homeland is Britain. These to me are negative feelings which put barriers in front […]

Community
Touker Suleyman, Selin Kiazim and Kem Cetinay among the winners at Turkish Cypriot 2017 awards gala

  The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) has scored its second big success of the year. After hosting a huge outdoor cultural festival in June that attracted 20,000 people, on Sunday night the national body representing the UK’s 300,000 Turkish Cypriots held the community’s first ever awards event to celebrate its high […]

HP News
Acelya Toprak becomes youngest winner at Judo European Open in Belgrade

A British teenager has won gold at Judo’s European Open in Belgrade at the weekend. At 19-years-old, Acelya Toprak was the competition’s youngest winner, beating her older and more experienced opponent, France’s Amelie Guihur, in the final of the U57kg category. Of Turkish Cypriot origin, Londoner Acelya Toprak is the reigning British U57kg champion – […]

Music
Jazz pianist Arman Ratip to perform at East London’s Luna Lounge

Acclaimed Turkish Cypriot pianist-composer Arman Ratip is coming back to the capital for a live performance at the end of this month.  On a double-bill with Gypsy Dynamite, the concert will take place at eclectic live music venue Luna Lounge in Leytonstone. Considered one of the leading names in Turkish Jazz and Avant-Garde improvisational music, […]

HP News
Young Turkish Cypriot footballer Ahmet Sivri shines after move to Galatasaray

  A teenage striker from North Cyprus has made an immediate impact following his transfer to one of Turkey’s biggest clubs. Ahmet Sivri has scored five goals in five games for Galatasaray’s U21 team following his move to the Istanbul side last month. Sivri’s strike last weekend, a wonderful solo effort against Kasımpaşa U21, was […]

HP News
Selin Kiazim cooking Turkish Cypriot recipes on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch

  One of Britain’s most exciting new culinary talents is back on our screens on Sunday morning. Selin Kiazim, whose family roots hail from North Cyprus, will be creating dishes from her Oklava Turkish Cypriot Kitchen cookbook on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch programme. Selin is having a phenomenal 2017. In June, her muhallebi dessert was […]

Community
CEFTUS 6th Anniversary Gala: come celebrate the achievements of the Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot community

  Next month, CEFTUS will be hosting its sixth anniversary gala dinner and awards evening. Taking place in the swanky ballroom at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in central London, the evening will recognise the achievements of the UK’s diverse Turkish-speaking communities, awarding successful role models, companies and associations for their exceptional work in politics, […]