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London’s large Alevi community gears up for 11th British Alevi Festival

Thousands of Alevis are expected to attend the annual British Alevi Festival, which this year includes a 3-day outdoor cultural celebration at the Churchfield Recreation Ground in Enfield, North London. The British Alevi Federation (BAF), which organises the week-long festival, said this year’s theme is “peace and justice.” The festival will open with a special […]

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London concert in aid of wildfire victims in Greece and Turkey

This summer’s heatwaves across Europe created difficulties for many countries, but in Greece and Turkey it led to some of the worst wildfires in living memory. Countless people lost their homes, and dozens were killed or injured, whilst wildlife and swathes of forest were destroyed as the fires ravaged everything in their path. News reports […]

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CTCA raises £5,000 for lifesaving treatment for Turkish Cypriot SMA baby Asya  

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA) has raised £5,000 towards lifesaving treatment for baby Asya Polatlı. The 10-month only infant from the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus  is suffering from a rare and potentially fatal genetic disease, Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Babies with Type 1 SMA have severe problems moving due to […]

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Record submissions for this year’s Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey film festival

Balık Arts has been inundated with film submissions for its four-day Turkish film festival in September. The Cambridge-based film charity received an astonishing 1,469 submissions from filmmakers hopeful of being included in the official selection for this year’s Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey. Festival Director Yeşim Güzelpınar said the application process had been […]

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Euro 2020: Meze with football? Watch England v Denmark at the TCCA in Harringay

England’s victory over Ukraine in the quarter-finals of the 2020 European Football Championship was the most-watched live TV event of the year in Britain. The BBC programme drew an astonishing 21 million viewers – 81.8% of possible television viewers at the time – who watched England thrash Ukraine 4-0. The excitement is now building for […]