Tag: British Turks

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Fourth man charged with the murder and kidnap of Koray Alpergin

Police have charged another man with the murder of Turkish DJ Koray Alpergin (pictured top), whose body was found in woodland in Loughton last month, two days after going missing with his girlfriend. Junior Kettle, of Kingsdown Road, Islington, appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 7 November, charged with two counts of kidnap and one count […]

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DJ Koray Alpergin’s funeral to take place in North London on Monday

The father of murdered Turkish DJ Koray Alpergin has announced the details for his son’s burial. Tuncay Alpergin shared the details of the funeral, accompanied by a heartfelt message from the family. The funeral service for Koray will take place at Palmers Green Mosque, North London, with funeral prayers held at midday. From there, Koray […]

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Father and daughter duo Sedat and Ezo Sarıcı to headline Açık Gazete North London fundraiser concert in November

Faruk Eskioğlu is one of the most respected writers and journalists from the UK’s Turkish speaking community. Originally from Turkiye, Eskioğlu set up online Turkish newspaper Açık Gazete in 2004 to give an independent voice to stories ignored by mainstream Turkish media. That voice is more important today than ever. As an ethical newspaper, Açık Gazete […]

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Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu gears up for Dancing on Ice, as new projects pour in for Love Island’s winning couple

Love Island winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti have thrived like no other winning couple of the ITV2 hit show. Already considered entertainment royalty, the pair have been flooded with brand deal offers left and right since they victoriously exited the Mallorca villa this summer. The main profession for the 28-year-old Turkish beauty from Essex […]

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Met’s Turkish police officers to hold ‘contact’ visits to reassure community after DJ Koray’s murder

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Turkish Police Association (TPA) are to hold two contact points in North and East London over the coming days to meet with members of the Turkish and Turkish-speaking communities. The first Community Contact Point will be at Shacklewell Lane Mosque in Dalston, Hackney, from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, […]

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DJ Koray: Three to appear in court charged with murder and kidnap

Detectives investigating the death of Koray Alpergin have charged three men with his murder. Erdogan Ulcay, 55 (05.05.67), of Oakeshott Avenue, Camden, [Ali Kavak, 25 (05.08.97), of De Quincey Road, Tottenham, and a 17-year-old boy, unnamed due to his age, were also charged with the kidnap of a woman. The three, who were arrested in Kent […]

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Award-winning Turkish photojournalist Tolga Akmen manhandled & thrown out of Tory party conference

The Conservative Party has been criticised after its security staff forcefully ejected Tolga Akmen, a staff photojournalist at European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), from the Conservative party conference despite him having a press pass. The moment was captured on video, which was posted on social media, drawing widespread condemnation. The short clip shows Akmen being forcibly […]