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Father and daughter duo Sedat and Ezo Sarıcı to headline Açık Gazete North London fundraiser concert in November

Faruk Eskioğlu is one of the most respected writers and journalists from the UK’s Turkish speaking community. Originally from Turkiye, Eskioğlu set up online Turkish newspaper Açık Gazete in 2004 to give an independent voice to stories ignored by mainstream Turkish media. That voice is more important today than ever. As an ethical newspaper, Açık Gazete […]

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Baroness Ece’s Private Cemeteries Bill set for second reading in Parliament, as Tottenham Park Cemetery undergoes new inspection

Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece’s bill to regulate private burial grounds has passed through its first reading in the House of Lords and is scheduled for a second reading after the Summer Recess. The Private Burial Grounds and Cemeteries Bill, introduced on 15 June, sets out the responsibilities of owners of private burial sites, bringing them in […]

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The day an Ottoman Prince came to visit Shacklewell Lane Mosque

It’s not every day that a prince comes to see you, but that’s exactly what happened one day in March, when His Royal Highness, Şehzade Orhan Osmanoğlu visited Shacklewell Lane Mosque in East London. A resident of Istanbul and the great grandson of Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II, Şehzade Orhan was making his first ever visit […]