Tag: Turkish women

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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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Yonja Ali: The Life of a Psychic Medium

The world of a psychic medium is intense and, to those of us on the outside, insane. Apparently gifted with paranormal senses, psychics serve as a link between the dead and the living, carrying messages from our deceased relatives and other guides, while their magical hands appear to detect and cure illness. Their intuition and […]

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Community pays tribute to “remarkable” Turkish Cypriot Aysın Yılmaz, who died today aged 70

Aysın Yılmaz, the pioneering former past president of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK), has died this morning, her family has announced. She passed away peacefully at 9am at North Middlesex University Hospital, where she had been receiving treatment for leukaemia. The news has been greeted with universal sadness from the […]

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Mete Coban and Hatice Hasan awarded MBEs in New Year Honours list

Youth democracy champion Mete Coban and plumbing entrepreneur Hatice Hasan are among the1,097 people named in the newly unveiled New Year Honour’s list. The pair, both of Turkish Cypriot origin, are set to receive an MBE – the Member of the Order of the British Empire. Mete Coban MBE – a role model for young […]

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The final curtain closes as iconic actress Yıldız Kenter dies aged 91

Yıldız Kenter, one of Turkey’s biggest stars of cinema and theatre, has died in Istanbul at the age of 91. The multi award-winning actress had been battling lung disease and was in intensive care at the American Hospital when she passed away on Sunday, 17 November. During an illustrious career spanning sixty years, Kenter appeared […]

Music
Olcay Bayir live at this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival

Superb live, expect a rhythmically powerful, soulful, rooted and contemporary live set. Olcay Bayir’s music is a natural marriage of her time-honoured Anatolian heritage and the vibrant, eclectic sounds of London. Classically-trained in the UK as a soprano, collaborations with musicians from all around the world have informed Olcay’s music as much as the rich […]

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Turkish female boxer Busenaz Sürmeneli becomes world champion

Turkey’s Busenaz Sürmeneli has been crowned the World Champion in the 69-kg category after defeating Chinese opponent Liu Yang. Welterweight Sürmeneli, 21, is competing at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude, Russia. She had beaten Russian boxer Saadat Dalgatova in the semi-final, before proceeding to beat Liu Yang over three rounds in […]

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Belgium’s “Iron Lady” Zuhal Demir given justice brief in new government

A woman of Turkish Kurdish heritage has been given a top job in Belgium’s new federal government. Zuhal Demir, the third of five children born to Alevi Kurdish parents from Turkey, was one of eight Flemish ministers sworn in during Parliament’s first session on 2 October, following the approval of the new government. Ms Demir, […]

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Tributes paid to brave Neslican, 21, after losing 4th fight against cancer  

TRIBUTES were paid over the weekend to a young Turkish woman who documented her fight against cancer on social media. Neslican Tay, 21, died on Friday, September 20, at a private hospital in Istanbul where she was being treated since September 15. She was a student at the city’s Bahçeşehir University, and had won hearts […]