Author: John Oakes

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Remembrance Sunday and Turkish Cypriots – Britain’s Forgotten Soldiers

This year marks the centenary of the Royal British Legion, a charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants. It is fitting therefore that on Remembrance Sunday, 14 November 2021, the Royal British Legion is reaching out to a group little recognised for […]

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Stone Age Ҫatalhöyük suffered many of today’s inner-city problems

Ҫatalhöyük, near Konya, in southern Turkey, has been internationally famous as a large Neolithic settlement since its discovery in 1958. The 32-acre site is now thought to date back to at least 7,000 BC, and at its height may have housed as many as 8,000 people. Although it was one of man’s earliest attempts at […]

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British expat receives TRNC Compensation Fund’s first-ever payout

After a legal marathon, the TRNC’s Compulsory Insurance Guarantee Fund [Zorunlu Sigortalar Garanti Fonu] has paid its first successful claimant in its 25-year history. A sum totalling just under £47,000 has been awarded to Philip Kirby, a retired Englishman who suffered crippling injuries when his motorbike was hit by a car driving the wrong way […]

Music
Can Atilla’s Gallipoli symphony set for international premiere in London with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

  In this centenary year of the end of the Great War, the Gallipoli Friendship Concert featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will commemorate those who lost their lives in the 1915-16 Gallipoli Campaign, and build on the enduring legacy of friendship it inspired between Turkey and the Commonwealth nations. The programme, presented by the Yunus […]

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We Remember: Winston Churchill on Cyprus, Enosis and a “diplomatic fiction”

  110 years ago, Winston Churchill raged to the Liberal Cabinet about Great Britain’s “detestable oppression” towards Cyprus, claiming that the British Government’s treatment of the island “constituted a blemish upon Imperial policy of a peculiarly discreditable kind.” What did Churchill say about Enosis? What was the “maiming, crippling toll” he accused His Majesty’s Government […]