Tag: Turkish Cypriot

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 […]

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Circus artist Poppy Plowman to perform Turk(ish) about identity and Western beauty standards

Poppy Plowman is a British circus artist with Turkish Cypriot roots. In April, for one night only, she will be performing an autobiographical piece called Turk(ish) at Jacksons Lane theatre in Highgate. Combining live music, contemporary circus and storytelling, Poppy uses her diverse talents to discuss personal struggles of identity and Western beauty standards. About […]

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All change at Evkaf, as Professor Mustafa Tümer replaces long-serving head Professor Benter

Professor Ibrahim Benter’s term as the Director-General of Kıbrıs Vakıflar İdaresi has come to an end. The TRNC Council of Ministers called time on Benter’s decade in charge of the oldest Turkish Cypriot institute, naming Professor Mustafa Tümer (top right) as his replacement. The details were announced in the Official Gazette last week. Kıbrıs Vakıflar […]