Tag: immigration

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Thousands more Turks in Germany can now become German citizens after law change

For years, many Turkish origin residents in Germany had complained about being unable to enjoy the full benefits of their adopted country, despite working and paying their taxes there, because German laws restricted who could hold dual nationality. At the end of 2022, the centre-left Social Democrat-led coalition government had announced plans to overhaul Germany’s […]

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German government immigration reforms to help thousands of Turks attain dual citizenship

The Social Democrat-led government has announced plans to overhaul Germany’s immigration system. The reforms would bring the country in line with European norms for naturalisation, while also allowing more skilled workers into Germany to fill major shortages in the labour market. Under the proposed changes, there will be a “transparent, unbureaucratic” points-based system for skilled […]

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UK’s leading grocery wholesaler JJ throws open its doors to Ukrainians as a ‘refugee-friendly workplace’

One of the UK’s largest grocery wholesalers, JJ Foodservice, is offering support to Ukrainian refugees arriving in the UK over the coming months. The award-winning North London headquartered business, founded by Turkish Cypriot immigrant Mustafa Kiamil, has contacted Enfield Council and other local authorities where its branches are located to discuss employing those fleeing the […]

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Record number of Turks apply to live and work in Britain before Ankara Agreement scheme ends

On 31 December 2020, the United Kingdom’s transition period with the European Union ends, and with it various legal arrangements including the Ankara Agreement. In operation since 1963, the Ankara Agreement allows Turkish nationals to establish their homes and businesses in participating member states in Europe with relative ease. Tens of thousands of Turks have […]

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Oklava’s Selin Kiazim takes on Priti Patel over UK’s new points-based visa system for restaurants

A leading chef from London is calling on people to support a campaign “to revoke [Home Secretary] Priti Patel’s categorisation of low and unskilled workers. Selin Kiazim and her Oklava restaurant partner Laura Christie launched their online petition last week. Titled “Revoke Priti Patel’s categorisation of ‘unskilled’ hospitality workers”, it’s been signed by over 1,800 people and […]

Theatre & Dance
Review: CITIZEN, a powerful new play about “the placeless” that will leave you questioning your humanity

  Iran has much in common with neighbouring Turkey: a gloriously rich culture and civilisation, and a preoccupation with family, food and tradition. Both also share a murky history of persecuting political dissidents – one of the drivers behind their large diasporas. So I was already curious about how CITIZEN, a new play written and […]