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Reviving an old tradition: paying our respects when a funeral procession passes

On Easter Sunday, the number of deaths from the coronavirus in Britain passed the 10,000 mark. The impact of this deadly disease has hit every corner of the country, and affected every community. Every day, hundreds of funerals are taking place for the deceased, which are being performed under severe restrictions. These include limiting the […]

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Coronavirus claims its first two victims from the British Turkish community

A 92-year-old Turkish Cypriot woman receiving treatment at Farnborough Hospital and a 55-year-old Turkish man in North Middlesex Hospital have died after contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). Both had underlying medical conditions. Mother-of-five Elmaziye Kanlı had been ill for some time. Originally from Mağusa / Famagusta, she passed away in hospital on Tuesday, 17 March, a […]

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Burials: North Cyprus vs the UK

Few of us want to talk about death much less plan for it, and yet its inevitability means at some point in our lives we are all likely to have to deal with the funeral arrangements for a loved one. For Muslims, the Islamic code requires a whole burial. However, the rising cost of buying […]

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Family announces funeral details of iconic grocer Yaşar Halim

The funeral of Yaşar Halim – Britain’s best-known Turkish Cypriot grocer and pâtissier – has been confirmed. Mr Halim, who passed away on 28 January after a short illness aged 77, will be buried alongside his wife in his native Cyprus on Sunday, 9 February, the family have announced. A remembrance service will take place […]