Category: Community

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Semra Eren-Nijhar pens two new books on Turkish Cypriot poet extraordinaire Osman Türkay

One of the foremost authorities on Turkish Cypriot philosopher and poet Osman Türkay is publishing two new books about his life and work. Author, broadcaster and sociologist Semra Eren-Nijhar has penned ‘Millennium Poet Osman Türkay’, a 272-page book in English, and another, ‘Uzay’ın şairi Osman Türkay’, in Turkish, both published by Ozan Publications. The books […]

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TWPA to launch new music therapy workshop for autistic Turkish children in North London

The Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association (TWPA) is starting a new music therapy workshop for autistic children. The weekly session will take place on Saturdays at TWPA’s Turnpike Lane building and is open to British Turkish and Turkish-speaking families who live in North London. The new free workshop is part of making TWPA’s drop-in centre more […]

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Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association (TWPA) to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a dinner and dance

One of the British Turkish community’s oldest organisations, the Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association of England (TWPA for short) will be hosting a gala dinner and dance event in October to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The event, which is being held at the Regency Banqueting Hall in North London, will also be an opportunity “to pay […]

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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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Justice for Turkish Cypriots: Embargoed! Secret Chalk Walk and Greek Embassy Protest in London this Saturday

Respected human rights group Embargoed! is holding a ‘Secret Chalk Walk Protest’ in central London on Saturday afternoon, 15 July, to draw attention to the plight of Turkish Cypriots and their internationally isolated homeland of North Cyprus. Posting on social media, Embargoed!’s new chairperson Azize Solman described the peaceful creative action as an “unforgettable and […]

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Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival 2023: everything you need to know

This Sunday, North London will see one of its largest community events take place as the Turkish Cypriots from across the capital and beyond come together for a one-day cultural festival at Enfield Playing Fields on Donkey Lane. Around 25,000 people are expected to attend the festival, which will include live music, folk dancing, DJs, […]

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Zeynep Bakşi Karatağ headlines Day-Mer Culture & Arts Festival 2023 at Clissold Park on Saturday 1 July

Now in its 34th year, the Day-Mer Culture & Arts Festival brings together a myriad of social, political and cultural flavours for its annual flagship event in North London that celebrates and unites the UK’s growing Turkish and Kurdish communities. Istanbul born, Germany resident Turkish singer Zeynep Bakşi Karatağ headlines this year’s festival that takes […]

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Sir Terry Waite to join Norfolk Turkish Meze Picnic charity fundraiser for Turkiye-Syria earthquake victims

A homeless charity in Norfolk is holding a “solidarity day” with survivors of the Turkiye-Syria earthquakes, helping to raise money to support these families to rebuild their lives. On Saturday 8 July, Emmaus Norfolk and Waveney are organising a family-friendly picnic in their beautiful orchard, where guests will be treated to a “delicious Turkish Meze […]