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Rishi Sunak accused of “anti-Turkish bias” after his letter on Cyprus made public

A week after airing controversial views that attacked civil liberties and vilified Muslims in Britain, Conservative leadership contender Rishi Sunak is embroiled in a new controversy. This time, the former Chancellor has been slammed by British Turkish Cypriots, who accuse him of “flagrant misinformation” and “anti-Turkish bias” after he appeared to take sides in the […]

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UK government questioned on a replacement visa scheme for Turkish businesspeople

The UK government has been asked about whether it intends to replace the Turkish Businessperson Visa, after the scheme ended on 1 January 2021. The question was tabled by Sarah Olney (pictured above), the Richmond Park MP and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Ms Olney asked the Secretary of State for […]

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Former UK government minister: “There are two states in Cyprus. We all need to reflect on that more fully”

On Wednesday, 24 March, the British Turkish Cypriot Association will screen the third and final instalment of its webinar series ‘The Future of Cyprus: Two States? Federalism?’ with a heavyweight panel that includes former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, TRNC President Ersin Tatar’s Special Representative Ergün Olgun, and international relations guru Professor Hasan Ünal. When the […]

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Which political party should British Turks be backing? General Election 2019 T-VINE Special Report

With Britain’s General Election fast approaching, T-VINE looked into the major parties’ records on Turkey and Cyprus to offer British Turkish voters a more informed choice at the polls on Thursday, 12 December 2019. Main parties, main policies: who wants what? The Conservatives led by Boris Johnson are campaigning on a platform to “Get Brexit […]

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Conservative candidate Gonul Daniels hoping to win on a pro-Brexit ticket in Arfon

A London Conservative of Turkish Cypriot heritage is standing as the party’s candidate for Arfon in North Wales. Standing on the Conservative platform of ‘Get Brexit Done”, Gonul Daniels is hoping to make headway in a constituency traditionally held by the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru. In a four-way contest for Arfon, Mrs Daniels’s other […]