Author: İpek Özerim

Review: Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival 2023 was fabulous and fun, but not without its flaws

Ersin Tatar, the President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), was among the thousands of people to enjoy this year’s Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival on Donkey Lane, North London. After an absence of four years due to the pandemic, this family-friendly one-day festival organised by the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA) […]

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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 […]