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Lord Balfe blasts Britain’s stance on Turkish Cypriots

The UK will not take “even the smallest step” to recognise the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) because of Greek Cypriot threats over the future of the Sovereign Base Areas, a member of the House of Lords has said. Conservative peer Lord Balfe said that the TRNC was “right not to trust” the British […]

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Turkish Cypriots up the ante in offshore drilling rights row

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is close to commencing drilling operations in its quest to discover offshore hydrocarbon reserves – in an area that Greek Cypriots also claim they have exclusive rights to – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay has announced. Dr Özersay said during an interview with Germany’s Deutsche […]

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Tracey Emin’s new exhibition A Fortnight of Tears opens at White Cube Bermondsey

One of Britain’s most prominent contemporary artists opens a new exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey today. Tracey Emin’s solo show ‘A Fortnight of Tears’ brings together new works that stem from the artist’s personal memories and emotions, ranging from loss, grief, longing and spiritual love. Of Turkish Cypriot heritage through her father Enver Emin, Tracey […]

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Furore over Euro Parliament candidate’s ‘Cyprus is Greek’ comment

A Greek Cypriot political party leader was forced to distance himself this week from one of his own European election candidates after she claimed that “Cyprus is Greek”. Averof Neofytou, head of Democratic Rally (DISY), the biggest party in South Cyprus’s parliament, stopped short, however, of apologising or condemning Strasbourg hopeful Eleni Stavrou following a […]

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Queen recognises Turkish Cypriot human rights campaigner

The Queen has given a Turkish Cypriot campaigner a top award for her efforts in tackling human trafficking and modern day slavery. British High Commissioner to Cyprus Stephen Lillie presented Mine Yücel with a Commonwealth Point of Light certificate signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Commonwealth awards scheme was launched last year as […]

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North Cyprus out of CONIFA 2019 Euros due to “security” concerns

North Cyprus will not compete in this year’s European football tournament for unrecognised states because of safety fears over the choice of venue, T-VINE has learned. The Turkish Cypriot national soccer team had been invited to take part in the 2019 CONIFA (Confederation of Independent Football Associations) European Football Cup, which will take place in […]

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Legal warning over Cyprus cheese trademark
 

Cheese producers and distributors could end up with a legal battle on their hands if they seek to take advantage of the Greek Cypriot administration’s loss of its “halloumi” trademark in the UK, an expert has warned. T-VINE reported last month how officials in South Cyprus were left red-faced after it emerged that they had […]

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North Cyprus minister in mourning after relative killed in London smash

A senior politician in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was in mourning this week after a close relative was killed by a pensioner driving the wrong way down a major road in East London. Tourism and Environment Minister Fikri Ataoğlu was left grief-stricken after receiving news that Ruşit Ataoğlu had died in the […]

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From closure of Tottenham Park Cemetery to Tory councillor recycling news calling Turks “barbarians”, the biggest stories of 2018

We’ve again evidenced the rollercoaster of life these past twelve months, experiencing individual and collective highs and lows, as well as drama, wonder and tragedy. Turks in their various cultural, religious, political, and professional shades continue to make their mark in Britain as elsewhere, raising the profile of the community across society, in politics, in […]