Tag: Ahmet Karahasan

Turks in London – the new book by Semra Eren-Nijhar

London’s Turkish community may be celebrating its centenary in Britain, but there are few books on its history, personalities and heritage. Sociologist and documentary-maker Semra Eren-Nijhar has been at the forefront of researching the community. Earlier this year her latest book titled Turks In London: The Unheard Voices was published in paperback. The 237-page book […]

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Wife of Labour councillor Ahmet Karahasan passes away

  Nurten Karahasan, the wife of one of Britain’s best known Turkish Cypriot politicians, has died. Her family announced that she had passed away at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead on Thursday. A mother of two grown-up sons, Mrs Karahasan had previously battled and beaten cancer. She had recently been admitted into hospital with […]

Boris Johnson backs new London Turkish Heritage Day

The Mayor of London has lent his support to a new annual event for British Turks. Referring to his Turkish ancestry, Boris Johnson said he was “a proud descendant” and that “London Turkish Heritage Day will be a fantastic opportunity for all Londoners to marvel at the contributions that the Turkish-speaking communities have made to […]