Tag: funeral

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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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North Cyprus crash victim Fatma Kaşıkçı laid to rest in East London

The funeral of a young mother of two killed in a car crash in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus was held in East London on Wednesday, 11 November. A service was held for Fatma Kaşıkçı, 24, at Shacklewell Lane Mosque in Dalston, where due to Covid restrictions only 30 relatives and close friends were able […]

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Dr Sibel Siber, Kudret Özersay back families’ right to bring Covid victims for burial in North Cyprus

Seven Turkish Cypriot families trying to repatriate their loved ones after they died in Britain of coronavirus Covid-19 have had a major boost after two senior politicians backed their campaign. Kudret Özersay, the Foreign Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), and Dr Sibel Siber, the TRNC’s first female Prime Minister, have publicly […]

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Reviving an old tradition: paying our respects when a funeral procession passes

On Easter Sunday, the number of deaths from the coronavirus in Britain passed the 10,000 mark. The impact of this deadly disease has hit every corner of the country, and affected every community. Every day, hundreds of funerals are taking place for the deceased, which are being performed under severe restrictions. These include limiting the […]

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Burials: North Cyprus vs the UK

Few of us want to talk about death much less plan for it, and yet its inevitability means at some point in our lives we are all likely to have to deal with the funeral arrangements for a loved one. For Muslims, the Islamic code requires a whole burial. However, the rising cost of buying […]