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Evkaf announce scholarships in the name of late mountaineering hero Birkan Uzun

The Evkaf Administration of Cyprus (Evkaf) has announced they are setting up a special university scholarship fund in memory of Birkan Uzun. The academically gifted Turkish Cypriot had conquered five of the world’s highest mountains before he tragically died in a skiing accident at the end of 2021. The scholarships, open to all students with […]

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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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North Cyprus boxer Metin ‘Ironfist’ Turunç crowned UBO Cruiser Weight champion

Boxer Metin Turunç won the Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) International Cruiser Weight title against Elnur Mammadov from Azerbaijan in a fight staged in Istanbul on 13 May. This was Turunç’s second major belt and a significant feat for the boxer, nicknamed “Ironfist”, from the embargoed Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. Turunç was initially expected to […]

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A neighbour in need: founder Phoebe Coles explains Vicinus’ work and why they’re fundraising for women’s shelters across the Cyprus Green Line

Seven years ago, Phoebe Coles and two female student friends formed a social action group to help marginalised people in Cyprus. The group morphed into Vicinus, a voluntary-managed organisation that is involved in island-wide social and educational projects to support the rights of women, children and migrants. Vicinus has helped stage concerts for refugees, raise […]

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Gökyüzü restaurant fined £70,000 after boy’s hand trapped in mincer

The Walthamstow branch of a well-known Turkish restaurant chain has been given fines totalling more than £70,000 after an eight-year-old boy suffered life-changing injuries when his hand became trapped in a mincer. The incident happened in the kitchen of Gökyüzü’s restaurant in Selborne Walk, East London, on 7 April 2019. Environmental health officers investigating for […]