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“This will cost Sir Iain support” – Turkish backlash after Chingford MP Iain Duncan Smith backs Armenian Genocide bill

Conservative politician Sir Iain Duncan Smith has landed himself in hot water with British Turks after it emerged he supported the introduction of a new bill calling for the First World War massacres of Armenians in Anatolia to be recognised as a “genocide”. Ayşe Osman, head of the UK’s Turkish Cypriot umbrella body CTCA, has […]

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The boy who met Diana: fundraising in memory of journalist Mustafa Köker’s son Mehmet Buğra

When 14-year-old Mehmet Buğra Köker met Princess Diana at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital early in 1997, he had already overcome a dozen major operations, including two kidney transplants. A chronic kidney disease sufferer, Mehmet campaigned relentlessly to raise awareness about the illness and the need for more organ donors, becoming a poster boy for […]

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Stabbing victim Noura, 7, hugs PC Ahmet Mavitunali who helped save her life

Police Constable Ahmet Mavitunali and his colleague PC Ryan Legge were reunited with the young girl whose life they saved last year. Noura, seven, met the two officers as part of a special event to mark Emergency Services Day on Thursday, 9 September, where she was pictured hugging PC Mavitunali. In May 2020 the young […]

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Prince Charles presents Mete Coban with MBE for “services to young people”

Youth democracy champion Mete Coban has received his MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace 19 months after he was named on the New Year Honour’s list. The young British Turk from Hackney, East London, was accompanied by his parents and partner for the ceremony on Wednesday, 14 July. Afterwards he tweeted: “I’m Mete Coban, […]

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British Turkish activist James Ozden takes aim at McDonald’s as part of wider action over the climate emergency

A group of activists known as Animal Rebellion blocked access to four McDonald’s distribution centres across Britain this weekend, with group spokesperson James Ozden accusing the fast food chain and wider meat and dairy industry of “destroying our planet”. Animal Rebellion used vehicles and bamboo structures to prevent lorries from leaving depots in Hemel Hempstead, […]

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British Turks start Eid celebrations with socially-distanced prayers at mosques

After a month of fasting, British Turks and fellow Muslims in the United Kingdom and around the world today celebrated Eid al-Fitr, or Ramazan Bayramı (Ramadan Festival) or Şeker Bayramı (Sweet Festival) in Turkish. For the second year running, the religious festival was held under Covid restrictions. While these have been relaxed in the UK, […]

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Councillor Peray Ahmet elected new leader of Labour-run Haringey Council

The UK has its second council leader of Turkish Cypriot origin after Councillor Peray Ahmet mounted a successful leadership challenge against the current head of Haringey Labour Joseph Ejiofor. Ahmet beat Ejiofor – the leader of  Haringey Council leader since 2018 – by a single vote, according to a report in local newspaper Ham and […]