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Commonwealth Games: UK slammed for “blatant discrimination” as Turkish Cypriots excluded from Queen’s Baton Relay

Community leaders and British Turkish Cypriot politicians have hit out at the British High Commission in Nicosia for failing to include Turkish Cypriots in the Queen’s Baton Relay, which will be touring southern Cyprus this weekend to promote the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece, Councillor Kay Isa, and Ayşe Osman, President of […]

Community
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 […]

HP Features
Emirates in racism row after Turkish Cypriot passengers “humiliated” at Larnaca Airport

Two Turkish Cypriot sisters booked to fly on Emirates airline to the United Arab Emirates from Cyprus last month have complained of ‘discrimination’ and ‘racist abuse’ by the airline’s check-in staff at Larnaca Airport. Nilufer and Gulnaz Nejmi want to see the staff members responsible for the alleged abusive behaviour to be “retrained or removed”. […]

Features
Introducing Elin Suleymanov: Azerbaijan’s new ambassador in London

In July of this year Tahir Taghizadeh, Azerbaijan’s popular and long-serving ambassador to London, departed Britain. His successor, Ambassador Elin Suleymanov, arrived the following month ready to take up his new duties as the Ambassador of Azerbaijan at the Court of St. James’s. Prior to his London appointment, Ambassador Suleymanov spent 16 years in the […]

HP News
New rules for British citizens in North Cyprus crossing into South Cyprus

The British High Commission in Nicosia has issued a statement concerning new procedures from the Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus affecting British nationals in North Cyprus. From 1 October 2021, those living in or visiting the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus can cross freely across any Green Line check-point into South Cyprus as many times […]

Garden
TCCA and British Red Cross’s new Lavender Garden Project to teach local community how to grow herbs and vegetables

The Turkish Cypriot Cultural Association (TCCA) have joined forces with the British Red Cross to launch an innovative gardening project that will not only help participants learn new skills and make new friends, but also offer therapeutic benefits. T-VINE asked TCCA Co-ordinator Gülnur Salih how this project came about and how local people can get […]