Author: İpek Özerim

HP Features
Judge and Waltham Forest Council slammed for kebab shop “smear” in McDonald’s poor hygiene case

A district judge and a local authority in East London have come under fire for inferring kebab shops are unregulated and unhygienic following a case involving serious breaches of food hygiene at a branch of McDonald’s. The initial problem arose in Judge Susan Holdham’s choice of words when she passed judgment on Leytonstone McDonald’s. The […]

Leaving a permanent mark: Hackney’s Turkish Cypriot Cultural Association plants a tree for its 45th birthday

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Turkish Cypriot Cultural Association. Located in the East London Borough of Hackney, the TCCA aims to preserve and promote Turkish Cypriot culture and heritage to its members and wider society. Its celebrations this year are taking numerous forms, one of which involved planting a tree in the […]

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 […]