Tag: Turkish Cypriot

Exhibitions
One-day V&A exhibition charting 100 Years of Turkish Cypriot Migration to the UK

  The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) continues to celebrate the community’s centenary year in Britain with a special event at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in South Kensington on Saturday, 9 December. Film, a photography exhibition and Turkish Cypriot folk dancing all form part of this one-day extravaganza at […]

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TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı to give public talk in London

UPDATED: 22 Nov 2017, 12.30 The TRNC London Representative has announced that President Mustafa Akıncı will be in London next week. During his visit to the British capital – his first since being elected TRNC President in May 2015 – the Turkish Cypriot leader will be meeting with British Parliamentarians and giving a public conference about the Cyprus […]

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MPs respond to Turkish Cypriot concerns over UK’s North Cyprus air embargo

A correspondence campaign regarding the Pegasus security clamp-down for flights from Ercan Airport to Britain is starting to bear fruit. The campaign was launched by the British Turkish Cypriot Association (BTCA), Embargoed! and T-VINE Magazine. One of the first to get active was Barnet resident and advertising consultant Sonya Karafistan. Her template letter to MPs […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]