Tag: Turkish Cypriot

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General Election 2024: Could Labour’s trailblazing Nesil Caliskan become the first female Turkish Cypriot MP?

On Tuesday, the Labour Party announced that Nesil Caliskan would be its Parliamentary candidate for the upcoming General Election on 4 July 2024. The following day, Caliskan posted on X (formerly Twitter) that she was “honoured to be the Labour candidate for Barking” and that she would be “work hard for every vote”. The East […]

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General Election 2024: Meet Ertan Karpazli, Enfield North’s independent parliamentary candidate

With less than a month to go until the UK General Election, something unusual is underway in Enfield North, where two candidates with Turkish connections are contesting the parliamentary seat. The London constituency’s main contender is Türkiye-born Feryal Demirci Clark who is currently running for her second term. Ms Clark is standing again for the […]

New documentary The Divided Island revisits the Cyprus Conflict ahead of the 50th anniversary of the 1974 War

A British Turkish Cypriot film director has set out to do what has rarely been done before: to produce a balanced and comprehensive account of the Cyprus conflict. Arriving in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the 1974 War, Cey Sesigüzel’s new 90-minute film The Divided Island uses archive footage, expert commentary, and testimony from […]

London’s annual Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival confirms its 2024 date

Ever since its launch in 2017, the Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival in North London has become an important annual fixture in the British Turkish social calendar. With its live music, DJs, comedy sketches, folk dancing, delicious food and drinks, craft and community group stalls, children’s face painting, funfair rides and even donkey rides, this family-friend […]