Tag: Turkish Cypriot

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One of Manchester’s first Turks, Beyhayettin ‘Uncle Jimmy’ Mentesh dies aged 86

Manchester’s Turkish Cypriot community was plunged into mourning after learning that one of their oldest members, Beyhayettin Ali Mentesh has died. Affectionately known as ‘Uncle Jimmy’, Mr Mentesh passed away peacefully in his sleep at Lefkoşa Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital in North Cyprus on Wednesday, 24 June. He was admitted to hospital last weekend with […]

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President Akıncı snubbed by EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell

The President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus Mustafa Akıncı was left fuming after Josep Borrell, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, failed to meet with him during an official visit to Cyprus. Mr Borrell (pictured top) had travelled to the island on Thursday after holding meetings in Athens, Greece, to discuss Cyprus’ offshore […]

Film
On Windrush Day, a Turkish Cypriot experience of moving to Britain

In 2018, the United Kingdom held its first Windrush Day to recognise the contribution of migrants to British society. The date – 22 June – now celebrated annually, marks the day in 1948 when the Empire Windrush, a passenger liner docked at Tilbury, East London, bringing the first big group of post-war migrants from the […]

Features
Cyprus’ first First Lady Süheyla Küçük dies aged 94

Süheyla Küçük, the wife of Turkish Cypriot leader Dr Fazıl Küçük, has passed away at Lefkoşa Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital on Monday. She had been receiving treatment for sepsis. Tributes have poured in for Mrs Küçük, who was given the title ‘First Lady’ after her husband, Turkish Cypriot leader Dr Fazıl Küçük, became the first […]

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Missing Person appeal: Ahmet Gökhan found safe and well

Friends of Ahmet Gökhan, a Turkish Cypriot male who went missing in East London last week, have reported he has been found and is now back home. Mr Gökhan went missing from his Canning Town home on Tuesday, 2 June, prompting friends including actress Fatoş Törer, to launch a missing persons appeal. In a statement […]

Columnists
Racism kills yet again
 

“I can’t breathe”. The last words George Floyd uttered, just before he was murdered in cold blood in Minneapolis, USA. George Floyd has entered into the statistics of those many killed by this cruel State. Neither his family, nor anti-racists around the world will allow him to be just another American statistic. The cries of […]

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The Turkish Cypriot quest to join the World Health Organisation

213 countries have been seeking to contain the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Nearly all have had access to advice and experts from World Health Organisation (WHO). While the Turkish Cypriot community has a long-standing relationship with the UN, their state the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) remains unrecognised as a de facto (existing) rather than […]