Tag: Turkish Cypriot

News - UK
Asil Nadir arrives in Istanbul after being released from jail

Reports have just emerged that Asil Nadir has landed in Istanbul after being released from Belmarsh Prison earlier today. The Turkish Cypriot business tycoon was jailed in 2012 and was serving a ten year sentence after being found guilty of theft of some £29m from his Polly Peck empire 25 years ago. Having spent 5.5 […]

JJ Food Service in this year’s Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100

A Turkish Cypriot owned family business has been ranked among Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits. Headquartered in Enfield, JJ Food Service (JJ), a national food and catering wholesaler, appears at number 70 in the annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table, to be published tomorrow. The rankings are based on performance over […]

Cyprus Islamic Association to host a ‘Kandil ve Lokma Gecesi’ at the TCCA

This Thursday, the Cyprus Islamic Association will be hosting a special prayer night and an inspirational talk by Hoca Husayn Hashim El Bakayi – a well-known religious personality in the British Turkish Cypriot community. Held on Regaip Kandili Gecesi, which this year occurs on 7th April, this holy night of prayer, where candles and minarets […]

News - Features
Are Turkish Cypriots in danger of radicalisation?

Those familiar with the British Turkish Cypriot community may well wonder how such a question could even arise. After all, Turkish Cypriots are highly secular and the younger generations well integrated into British society. So well integrated, that most know very little about their Islamic roots. It’s a topic actor and playwright Cosh Omar explored […]

New exhibition ‘Living-Fading’ at Karavil Gallery in London

Two contemporary artists – Iranian Azadeh Ghotbi and Turkish Cypriot jewellery-maker and sculptress Aida Bergsen – have combined their artistry to showcase the inherent beauty and wonder of nature’s cycle of life. The exhibition titled Living – Fading represents the artists’ perceptions of aesthetic elements from nature. Each uses different methods and mediums to magnify […]

News - TRNC
Pioneering Turkish Cypriot medic receives award in Dubai

A doctor based at Near East University Hospital in Lefkoşa has been given the Young Researcher Award at the 11th International Healthcare and Biological Research Conference (IHBRC) following her innovative approach to microsurgery. Dr Ülvan Özad’s MicroNEU device offers an ethical solution to teaching medicine as it removes the need for learning using live animals. […]