Tag: British Turks

News - UK
Havva and Ebru through to Judges’ Houses after tense Six-Chair Challenge

Two Turkish singers are through to the Judges’ Houses on ITV’s The X Factor. Havva Rebke and Ebru Gürsoy are through to competition’s penultimate round, where the final 12 acts will be selected to go head-to-head in the live shows. Ali Babutsa’s daughter, 21-year-old Havva made it through to the final six in the Girls […]

News - UK
Number of BME MPs up, but still no British Turks in office

While none of the four Parliamentary candidates of Turkish heritage were successful in their bid to become a British MP in last week’s General Election, a record number of politicians from Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) backgrounds have been elected. There are now 41 BME MPs, up from 25 in 2010. Ten of the 18 […]

Community
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 […]

Comedy
What would Eray & Koray do?

Our agreed rendezvous point is Burger King, Leicester Square. I’m not sure what to expect, two Fez wearing young Turks? And, having penned their first column for T-VINE on Turkish Time, will Eray & Koray (E&K) even be on time? They are, without the fezes. We go for a drink in a cool bar overlooking […]