Category: News – UK

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From the brutal murders of Koray Alpergin & Halil Falyalı, to the new Ercan Airport, and Leyla Kazim’s BBC debut, here are T-VINE’s top stories of 2022

As we reach the end of the 2022, we look back at some of our biggest stories of the year, reflecting the highs and the lows of the British Turkish community. For many mainstream media in Britain, the defining moments of 2022 will include the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Ukraine War, the climate […]

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Terror victim’s mother Figen Murray gets “best ever present” as government confirms Martyn’s Law on son’s birthday

A mother campaigning to ensure entertainment venues are better prepared for terrorist attacks after her son was killed in the Manchester Arena bombing has received confirmation the law is set to change. Figen Murray was contacted by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on what would have been her late son Martyn Hatt’s 35th birthday on 15 […]

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Koray Alpergin: police make fresh arrest in kidnap and murder case

Detectives investigating the kidnap and murder of Koray Alpergin have made a further arrest. A 33-year-old man was detained on suspicion of kidnap and murder on Saturday, 17 December. He remains in custody at a South London police station. Popular Turkish DJ and businessman Koray Alpergin, aged 43, and his 33-year-old girlfriend, Gözde Dalbudak, were […]

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North Cyprus TV ad was one of UK’s most complained about adverts in 2022

A travel advert promoting North Cyprus as a travel destination was the third most complained about advert in Britain this year. The television advert, placed by the North Cyprus Tourist Board (NCTB), attracted 394 complaints, according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The National Federation of (Greek) Cypriots had driven the anti-Turkish complaints campaign to […]

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Details for this year’s London vigil to commemorate Turkish Cypriots killed during ‘Bloody Christmas’

British Turkish Cypriot groups have confirmed that a vigil will again be held outside the Republic of Cyprus’s London High Commission to commemorate all those killed during the ‘Bloody Christmas’ attacks in Cyprus in December 1963. The British Turkish Cypriot Association (BTCA), Young Turkish Cypriots (Y.T.C.) and Embargoed! are organising the two-hour event on Wednesday […]

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CTCA launches community fundraiser to help Turkish schools in London

The UK’s leading umbrella body for British Turkish Cypriots, the Council for Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA), has launched a fundraising campaign to raise money to support supplementary Turkish language and culture schools in London. The campaign aims to raise £3,500, with the money put towards a host of vital needs for the schools, from […]

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Introducing Turkiye’s new ambassadors to London and Lefkoşa, Osman Koray Ertaş and Metin Feyzioğlu

In October, Turkiye’s Foreign Ministry announced new appointments to a host of its embassies worldwide, including those in London and Lefkoşa. The outgoing Turkish ambassador to Britain, Ambassador Ümit Yalçın, is being replaced by Ambassador Osman Koray Ertaş, while Ambassador Ali Murat Başçeri’s replacement in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, Metin Feyzioğlu, has already […]