Tag: Turkish Cypriot

News - UK
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 […]

News - TRNC
Backlash against bold advertising campaign promoting gay existence

An attempt to bring North Cyprus’ LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) community out of the closet has highlighted the homophobic attitudes still prevalent among some parts of the population. On 1 Nov, the Queer Cyprus Association (Kuir Kıbrıs Derneği) unveiled a major outdoor advertising campaign. Colourful billboards around the country displayed the words […]

News - UK
Turkish Forum UK head Zeren Safa dies

One of the leading lights of the British Turkish community has passed away. Businessman Zeren Safa died late last night at the Harley Street clinic where he was receiving treatment for cancer. His death was announced by his wife, journalist Mihrişah Safa via Facebook earlier today. Writing in both English and Turkish, she said: “Çok […]

My World
My World: Selin Kiazim

Selin Kiazim’s pop-ups at Ember Yard, Carousel London and a six-month residency at Trip Kitchen in Haggerston got the UK’s top food critics raving about her. She’s cooked for the British Prime Minister and his wife, Selfridges is stocking her luxury date butter, and at the end of last year she opened her first restaurant Oklava. We […]

Back with a ‘boom’: The Hakbrayne Experience in Dalston this Bank Holiday Sunday

Described by festival-goers at Boomtown Fair as “mind-blowingly great”, Destiny – the motor-home of mystery and joy – arrives back in her spiritual home of Dalston, ready to welcome new friends and old. Climb aboard Destiny this Sunday and enter the 17th dimension – an individual, immersive trip to the fantastical. Two mystics accompany you […]

News - TRNC
33 murdered Tochni villagers laid to rest

Forty two years and a day after their deaths, 33 Turkish Cypriot men from the village of Tochni (called Taşkent in Turkish) were buried in the Taşkent Martyrs Cemetery during a moving ceremony attended by their relatives, TRNC dignitaries and many members of the public. President Mustafa Akıncı, former President Mehmet Ali Talat, Speaker of […]

News - TRNC

Young Turkish Cypriots are up in arms after the TRNC Parliament approved a protocol between Ankara and Lefkoşa that paves the way for the Turkish government to directly control the finance it provides North Cyprus for education, culture, youth and sport. The investments will be supervised by a new office set to open in the […]