Category: News – UK

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UK Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch’s Istanbul visit aims to build on record trade year with Turkiye

Kemi Badenoch returned from a visit to Turkiye optimistic the UK could further strengthen bilateral trade ties with Turkiye following a raft of positive meetings and announcements. The British Business and Trade Secretary met with her Turkish counterpart, Minister for Trade Ömer Bolat, and also visited Turkish Airlines, whose new Airbus contract is worth billions […]

Guest Views
MoJ decision means Tottenham Park Cemetery can finally be turned into a garden of remembrance

The Government has announced its intention to ban new burials at Tottenham Park Cemetery, except for previously reserved graves. Tottenham Park Cemetery is full. Two Ministry of Justice reports have now confirmed this. From having an original capacity of 6,500 in 1912, when the cemetery was first opened, to now having almost 50,000 people buried […]

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UK Government set to close ‘failing’ Tottenham Park Cemetery

The UK’s largest burial ground for British Turks, Tottenham Park Cemetery, is set to close after owners were found to have “repeatedly failed to make necessary improvements to ensure the safety of burials.” The decision to close the privately-owned North London cemetery was announced today by the Ministry of Justice after the site failed two […]

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From the new Ercan Airport to Barbie’s pink mules, and overseas voting in Turkiye’s Presidential Elections, here are T-VINE’s big stories of 2023

T-VINE Magazine readers really do love a good news story. Two thirds of our most well-read and commented stories of 2023 were about positive developments, charity or success stories. There are four separate news items about the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus that feature in our Top 15, including our biggest story of 2023 by […]

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Like a “gangster movie”: 5 men who abducted, tortured and killed DJ Koray Alpergin given sentences totalling 48 years

A criminal gang behind the kidnapping, imprisonment, torture, killing and disposing of the body of DJ Koray ‘Bizim FM’ Alpergin have been handed long custodial sentences by a judge at the Old Bailey on Tuesday. Koray, 43, a popular radio presenter in the Turkish community, was initially treated as a missing person when police were […]