Tag: Turkish Cypriot

HP Features
55 years on: Remembering Cengiz Topel and the Erenköy Resistance

The struggle to survive has defined much of therecent history of Turkish Cypriots, with the ErenköyResistance of 1964 among their most famous battles. A major milestone that occurred early on in the 11-year Cyprus Conflict, the Battle of Erenköynot only highlighted the bravery and resilience of the island’s minority Turkish community, but also the critical […]

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Former head of Turkish Cypriot Women’s Aid Committee Suzan Hamit dies

Muazzez Suzan Hamit, one of the British Turkish Cypriot community’s key activists during the 1960s and early 1970s, has died in London aged 76. She had been battling with serious ill-health for a number of years and was rushed to Whipps Cross University Hospital late on Friday night, after being taken ill at home. Despite […]

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Akıncı ‘dismayed’ by Greek Cypriot rejection of gas and oil cooperation offer

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Mustafa Akıncı has expressed his “regret” and “dismay” after Greek Cypriot political party leaders rejected his offer to work together to exploit potential offshore energy resources by claiming that a solution to the Cyprus problem must come first. Mr Akıncı accused the Greek Cypriot side of acting in […]

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Met Police chiefs accused of double standards over North Cyprus flag apology

Turkish Cypriots in the UK and abroad have condemned the Met police’s decision to apologise to a London-based Greek Cypriot lobby group after officers displayed the flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) at a festival last year. Groups representing the community have lambasted Metropolitan Police Service chiefs after it emerged that they […]

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Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival 2019: “Bigger and better”

On Sunday, 30 June 2019, the third annual celebration of Turkish Cypriot culture will take place on Enfield Playing Fields, located on the aptly named Donkey Lane (Karpaz’s wild donkeys are the national animal of North Cyprus). Weather permitting, some 30,000 people are expected to pass through the gates of this family-friendly event. Ayşe Osman, […]

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Review: Dreams Die Hard – story-telling at its brilliant best

This is story-telling at its brilliant best. Personal, incisive, at times funny, yet also sad and highly thought-provoking. Dreams Die Hard also contains the best-ever explanation of Brexit courtesy of the good old British fry-up. A one-woman show, written and performed by Rachel Karafistan (whose grandfather Mehmet Karafistan was from Yeşilırmak, Cyprus) with direction and […]