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Turkish Ambassador Osman Koray Ertaş takes up his new post in London

Five months after the announcement of his posting to London, Turkiye’s new ambassador to the United Kingdom has finally arrived. Ambassador Osman Koray Ertaş visited the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), where he formally presented his credentials confirming his appointment. Among the first activities for Turkiye’s new top diplomat in Britain was to […]

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Turkish Cypriot MPs in Bahrain for global meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

A delegation of parliamentarians from the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus have officially attended the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) that is being hosted in Bahrain’s capital Manama. The Secretary Generals of the four political parties sitting in the TRNC Parliament, MPs Oğuzhan Hasipoğlu (National Unity Party – UBP), Asim Akansoy (Republican Turkish […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Earthquake: Ali Baba’s Farm song brings cheer to Turkish children in Kahramanmaraş’s tent city

Familiar animal noises brought cheer to earthquake survivors in Turkiye’s southeastern city of Kahramanmaraş last week, as a retired imam sang the children’s song “Ali Baba’s Farm” through loudspeakers. “Uncle” Ömer Faruk Şirikçi, the former imam of the city’s Abdülhamid Han Mosque, sat in a tent with a microphone and invited children temporarily living in […]