Tag: Remembrance Sunday

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British Turkish Cypriots lay wreaths across London on Remembrance Sunday

British Turkish Cypriots have laid wreaths in multiple locations across London this year, building on their growing participation in Remembrance Sunday events of few years. The leaders of two North London councils, Enfield’s Cllr Nesil Caliskan and Haringey’s Cllr Peray Ahmet, laid wreaths in their official capacities at ceremonies in Edmonton and Wood Green respectively. […]

A red, green, white and black poppy for Palestine this Remembrance weekend

Did you know that the poppy is the national flower of Palestine? It has various names, including the poppy anemone, Spanish marigold, and the windflower. The Anemone coronaria, to give it its full formal name, is a beautiful flower that grows in different colours, but most usually red, across the Mediterranean. In the spring, the […]

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“These young men put their lives on the line for their country and made the ultimate sacrifice, it’s essential that, as a whole country, a whole people, we honour their memory”, writes Sapper Patrick Cengiz Azimkar’s mother

Although the Cyprus Regiment in World War II has been the community’s major focus of Turkish Cypriots’ bravery and sacrifice for the United Kingdom, they have also fought in modern wars for Britain. A Haringey British Turkish Cypriot, 21-year-old Royal Engineer Patrick Azimkar, was gunned down by the IRA at the Massereene Barracks in Antrim, […]

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Turkish Cypriots to lay wreaths in tribute to their fallen at four Remembrance Sunday services

For years, Turkish Cypriots who fought, served and died for Britain have been ignored in the annual Remembrance Day services, but not anymore. Last year, after extensive campaigning by T-VINE Magazine, this small nation finally participated in remembrance services to commemorate the contribution of Turkish Cypriots to Britain during times of conflict. Wreaths were laid […]

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Remembrance Sunday and Turkish Cypriots – Britain’s Forgotten Soldiers

This year marks the centenary of the Royal British Legion, a charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants. It is fitting therefore that on Remembrance Sunday, 14 November 2021, the Royal British Legion is reaching out to a group little recognised for […]

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Turkish Cypriots: Britain’s forgotten soldiers

“Let poppies bloom in Lefke fields, For men have died from there…..” On Sunday, Britain will commemorate the end of two World Wars, and all those who fought in them and in subsequent engagements. As the nation pays tribute to those non-nationals from the Commonwealth who gave their lives to ensure our survival, the sacrifices […]