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Allen ‘Arkın’ Windsor propels Lib Dems to second place in Haringey Council by-election

Allen Windsor, a British Turkish Cypriot businessman and community activist, has exceeded all expectations in his first local elections by coming second in Thursday’s by-election in Haringey. Standing for the Liberal Democrats, Windsor leapfrogged the Conservative and Green Party councillor candidates in the contest for Tottenham Hale, which took place on Thursday, 9 March. The […]

London’s annual Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival returns for 2023

After a three-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual celebration of Turkish Cypriot culture is back this summer, taking place on Sunday, 02 July 2023. The festival organisers, the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA) are sticking with their North London venue again for this year: Enfield Playing Fields on Donkey Lane […]

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Southwark Mayor Sunil Chopra to host fundraiser dinner for earthquake victims

All across Britain there are ongoing efforts to raise vital funds to offer relief to millions of Turks and Syrians affected by the two devastating earthquakes that struck Turkiye on 6 February. Among those seeking to help is the Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Sunil Chopra, who has announced that his Mayoral charity dinner will be […]

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Letters, Kemal Baykallı’s advice to the new Greek Cypriot leader “undermines Turkish Cypriot equality”

Dear T-VINE, I was dismayed to read your recent article about the advice Turkish Cypriot activist Kemal Baykallı gives to the newly elected leader in South Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides (Unite Cyprus Now co-founder Kemal Baykallı offers some words of advice for new Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Christodoulides, 1 Mar. 2023). The advice Baykallı offers undermines […]

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UK Turkish Cypriot businessman Allen ‘Arkın’ Windsor standing in Haringey Council by-election

A British Turkish Cypriot businessman and activist is standing to be a local councillor in Tottenham, North London. Allen Windsor is the Liberal Democrats’ candidate for the upcoming by-election in Tottenham Hale ward, which is being held this Thursday, 9 March. The election was called after a Labour councillor, Yannis Gourtsoyannism, resigned just nine months into […]

UK Turkish women’s group to hold fundraising tea party in London to celebrate International Women’s Day

With the tragedy of the massive earthquakes in Turkiye very much at the forefront of everyone’s mind, this year the Association of Turkish Women in Britain (ATWIB) will be fundraising for its annual International Women’s Day event. ATWIB, or Britanya Türk Kadınları Derneği (BTKD) in Turkish, is hosting an elegant afternoon tea party at the […]

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Unite Cyprus Now co-founder Kemal Baykallı offers some words of advice for new Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Christodoulides

A leading pro-unification activist in Cyprus has urged the newly elected Greek Cypriot leader, Nikos Christodoulides, to take “unilateral confidence building steps” to help with the resumption of talks to solve the long-running “Cyprus problem”. Kemal Baykallı, a co-founder of civil society group Unite Cyprus Now, made his comments to Greek Cypriot daily Dialogos, which […]

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Beşiktaş supporters shower stadium with toys for earthquake children, as they and Fenerbahçe fans chant for government to resign

Football fans from two of Istanbul’s biggest clubs grabbed the headlines in Turkiye and abroad with their earthquake related actions at the weekend. Beşiktaş players warmed up at the Vodafone Stadium before their home game on Sunday, 26 Feburary, against Antalyaspor wearing tops bearing the names of the areas affected by the devastating earthquakes that […]

Miart Gallery’s new group exhibition Relativity

Mayfair’s Miart Gallery’s latest exhibition Relativity showcases the work of seven artists in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, and sculpture. Relativity, which opened earlier this month, offers the viewer a different perspective on what deeper reality. The exhibition brings together three “icons of contemporary photography”: Gary James McQueen, Derrick Santini and Dmitry Oskin. […]