Category: News – UK

Film
Serkan Nihat’s debut feature film Exodus to open the London Independent Film Festival

Exodus, the debut feature film of a British Turkish Cypriot director Serkan Nihat, will open this year’s London Independent Film Festival (LIFF). The festival specialises in promoting “first- and second-time filmmakers telling amazing stories with limited budgets”. The festival opening gala and screening will take place at the multi award-winning Genesis Cinema in East London […]

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Middlesex University responds to allegations of “bias” at its recent School of Law Cyprus lecture

A university accused of hosting an “anti-Turkish” seminar has rejected the claims, asserting that the event “included a diverse range of views and perspectives from all communities impacted.” Middlesex University School of Law came under fire ahead of its ‘Human Rights in Cyprus Lecture’ held at Hendon Town Hall in North London last week. It […]

Community
Turkish women’s group appeals for knitters to help produce patchwork quilt for charity auction

Earlier this year, the Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association of England (TWPA) launched a patchwork bedspread project. The TWPA ladies intend to auction their handiwork to raise money to support those in the care of children’s charity SOS Children’s Village in North Cyprus. TWPA say that “Patchwork quilts symbolise strength, resilience, security and family” which is […]

Festivals
Tottenham the location for the UK’s first Turkish Fashion and Arts Festival

April will see the UK’s first ever Turkish Fashion and Arts Festival, where designers of Turkish descent and those incorporating Turkish elements into their collections will showcase their diverse creations on the runway at this one day event. The shows will take place at The Engine Room in Tottenham, North London, in the evening, followed […]

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Middlesex University and Barnet Council to host controversial “anti-Turkish” Cyprus talk in Hendon

A talk presented as a ‘Human Rights in Cyprus Lecture’, involving law lecturers from Middlesex University and hosted by Barnet Council, has been slammed by Turkish Cypriots as “anti-Turkish”. The event is scheduled to take place at Hendon Town Hall at noon on Monday, 18 March. According to details on online ticketing platform Eventbrite, where […]