Tag: Turkish Cypriot

News - UK
Peray Ahmet – building bridges among Haringey’s diverse communities

  Our final interview in T-VINE’s series on the next generation of British Turkish politicians is with Peray Ahmet, a Labour councillor candidate in the London Borough of Haringey. As friends and family will testify, she is passionate about fighting for social justice and equality, and feels she is at a stage in life where […]

News - UK
Ibby Mehmet – Labour high-flyer standing up for social justice

The third in our series of five 2014 UK Election interviews with the next generation of British Turkish politicians, we talk to Ibby Mehmet. Just 27 years-old, the councillor candidate for Colyers in Bexley already has an impressive track record: he is the first Turkish Cypriot student to be elected President of a British university’s students’ union, he is a […]

News - UK
Osman Dervish – the youngest British Turkish Cypriot politician

  Part of T-VINE’s 2014 election special, here’s the first of five interviews with the next generation of British Turkish politicians 1) When and why did you join the Conservatives? I joined the Conservatives twelve years ago at the age of 14. My friend’s grandmother who knew the local Member of Parliament, Andrew Rosindell, also […]

Dance
Aşk / Love

Acclaimed international Turkish dancer Özgen returns with his much anticipated new community dance theatre show Aşk (Love). Produced in conjunction with Dunya Bellydance, Aşk uses a cast of professional and amateur dancers to tell two tales of tragic love: one set in a modern Roma camp, the other at the Ottoman Court. Through Oriental and […]

News - Features
We Remember: 50 years of embargoes on the Turkish Cypriot people

UN Resolution 186, 04 March 1964 The United Nations sought to intervene in Cyprus following the outbreak of the conflict in December 1963, when the Greek Cypriots brutally seized power. On 4 March 1964, the UN unanimously passed Resolution 186 calling for measures to be taken “to stop the violence”, while approving for a UN […]

Food & Drink
Ambience – worthy of a trek to Wimbledon

There is plenty of Turkish life “souf of the river”. One gem is Ambience, a 10-minute walk away from Wimbledon tube (or short hop of two stops along the 156 bus route), where you’ll be met by a warm and friendly welcome at this modern family-run Turkish Cypriot restaurant. The only Turkish eatery in the area, they have become a firm local favourite since opening their doors two years ago. Manager Tanser Ozdemir, […]

My World
My World: Altuğ Kop

His life hit rock bottom: no job, failed relationship and bad physique. Yet Eastender Altuğ has bounced back to become the first Turkish Cypriot Pro Fitness Model in the world. Tell us a bit about you I’m 29-year-old Londoner, now living in Essex. My mother is from Cyprus and my father from Ankara. I did […]

Music
Avant-Garde pianist Arman Ratip to give free concert in London

Renowned Turkish Cypriot music composer and pianist Arman Ratip will be performing in central London on Thursday 6 February 2014. Called Space Music, the evening will include a selection of Ratip’s most famous works in a free concert organised by the Turkish Cypriot Doctors and Dentists Association and supported by the TRNC London Representative’s Office. […]

News - TRNC
Turkish Cypriots disrespect memory of Dr Fazıl Küçük

Turkish Cypriots have been criticised for showing a due lack of care to the memory of Dr Fazıl Küçük on the 30th anniversary of his passing. On January 15, the TRNC government led the annual memorial service to Dr Küçük, who dedicated his life to championing Turkish Cypriot rights. The day started with a service […]