Tag: Turkish Cypriot

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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 […]

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London vigil to be held outside Greek Cypriot embassy to remember Turkish Cypriot victims of ‘Bloody Christmas’ 1963

British Turkish Cypriots will again be holding a vigil outside the Republic of Cyprus High Commission in central London to remember the 133 Turkish Cypriot victims killed at the start of the Cyprus Conflict sixty years ago. The details of the vigil were shared by Young Turkish Cypriots (YTC), one of the event’s organisers, on […]

Turkish Cypriot musician Sal Ormandji realises his dream with stunning debut album Sazmania – Emotions

In every community there are hidden talents, not least in the British Turkish community. We recently discovered the immensely gifted multi-instrumentalist Salahi ‘Sal’ Ormandji. This Turkish Cypriot from Islington, North London, has been performing for over 35 years, and, at the tender age of 51-years-old, has just released his first ever solo album Sazmania – […]

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“The concrete expression of our sovereignty and independence”, the TRNC turns 40 today

Today, 15 November 2023, marks the fortieth anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The milestone has been marked with street parades in the TRNC and goodwill messages from allies, including Azerbaijan and Türkiye. The Republic of Türkiye’s Vice-President Cevdet Yılmaz and its new Main Opposition Leader, Özgür Özel, joined […]

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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. […]

Turkish Cypriot artist Ayshia Muezzin’s collaborative new art project on display in Suffolk and Hannover

Multimedia artwork involving British Turkish Cypriot artist Ayshia Muezzin has opened in a new collective exhibition, Inner Projections, at konnektor in Hannover, Germany. Intermedia artist Muezzin has teamed up with Italian conceptual painter Daniele Bongiovanni to create OrbiLux, a collaborative video art piece. It was created “as a response to digitise painting and visualise the […]