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The Guardian ‘cancels’ Turkish Cypriot author Metin Murat

British Turkish Cypriot author Metin Murat has been ‘cancelled’ by The Guardian after an article he submitted was rejected for failing to adhere to the newspaper’s anti-Turkish house style on Cyprus. Murat, who recently published his debut novel The Crescent Moon Fox that won praise from both Greek and Turkish Cypriots for its sensitive treatment of […]

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Commonwealth Games: UK slammed for “blatant discrimination” as Turkish Cypriots excluded from Queen’s Baton Relay

Community leaders and British Turkish Cypriot politicians have hit out at the British High Commission in Nicosia for failing to include Turkish Cypriots in the Queen’s Baton Relay, which will be touring southern Cyprus this weekend to promote the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece, Councillor Kay Isa, and Ayşe Osman, President of […]

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German school punishes young girl for talking Turkish in the playground

A schoolgirl aged nine found herself in trouble after pupils told teachers she was regularly talking Turkish in the playground. The young girl of Turkish origin, who has not been named, apparently fell foul of her primary school’s rules to only speak German while on the school’s premises. She was overheard “repeatedly” talking Turkish to […]