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Manisa MP Özgür Özel takes aim at CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu as he announces leadership bid

The parliamentary group leader of Turkiye’s main opposition, the Turkish People’s Party (CHP), Özgür Özel, has announced his candidacy for the party leadership at a press conference on Friday. Özel criticised CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and his team for failing to take “political responsibility for the defeat” following the recent presidential and parliamentary elections, where […]

Turkish Cypriot author Chimene Suleyman’s new book The Chain to be published by W&N in 2024

A new book by British Turkish Cypriot author Chimene Suleyman generated a four-way bidding war among publishing houses, with Weidenfeld & Nicolson (W&N) emerging victorious and acquiring the rights for The Chain. Described as “spellbinding” and “explosive”, Suleyman’s powerful memoir The Chain delves into the control one man has over many women, the trauma this […]

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Turkish cryptocurrency boss jailed for 11,196 years for defrauding investors

Eyebrows were raised around the world as news of the verdicts for Faruk Fatih Özer, a cryptocurrency businessman, and his two siblings, Serap Özer and brother Güven Özer, circulated. The trio were sentenced to a staggering 11,196 years each after being found guilty of aggravated fraud, leading a criminal organisation and money laundering after their […]

Mayor and Mayoress of Bexley formally re-open Bexley Turkish Day Centre

An important community hub for people of South Londoners of Turkish heritage, the Bexley Turkish Day Centre, has re-opened following its closure during the pandemic period. The Mayor and Mayoress of Bexley, Cllr Ahmet Dourmoush and his wife Elmaziye Dourmoush, attended the official opening on Thursday, 31 August, where they took time to meet both […]

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Volleyball: Turkiye’s Sultans of the Net are champions of Europe!

Turkiye’s national women’s volleyball team made history on Sunday night after claiming their first European crown. The Turkish side came from behind to beat reigning world champions Serbia 3-2 in the final of the Women’s European Volleyball Championship in Brussels. A capacity crowd of 10,688 spectators at the Palais 12 indoor arena were treated to […]

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North London launch event for new Turkish Cypriot Poppy Society

Members of the Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association (TWPA) are spearheading a new initiative to help recognise the contributions of Turkish Cypriot men and women to Britain’s armed forces, particularly during the era when Cyprus was part of the British Empire. On Sunday, 17 September, TWPA members whose relatives served in the British military will launch […]