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Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations CTCA UK’s 2nd Awards Gala

AVRUPA TURKISH NEWSPAPER/LONDON-On Saturday 12thOctober, the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) will host its second Awards Gala Dinner and Dance to celebrate successful British Turkish Cypriots. Taking place at the Royal National Hotel in Bloomsbury, central London, the black-tie event will include live music and entertainment alongside the awards ceremony.

A total of 26 awards will be given on the night including the Male and Female Personalities of the Year, Rising Stars, and a Lifetime Achievement Awards, which in its inaugural year in 2017 saw recipients such as trailblazing activist Akile Isin, businessman and BBC Dragon Touker Suleyman, celebrity chef Selin Kiazim and TV personality Kem Cetinay be recognised for their achievements.

Winners for 2019 will be determined by a jury comprising of senior members from the CTCA and wider community. The public will be able to vote on the People’s Choice award for Best Community Activist: details on how to vote will be released along with the nominations at the start of September.

Businesses can also get involved by becoming event and award sponsors, and by advertising in the event programme. Interested parties should contact CTCA UK’s chair Leyla Kemal as soon as possible.

Tickets for the night are now on sale, both online from Eventbrite( and from CTCA members around London. The price per person is £65, with a maximum of 12 persons per table. Entry includes a three-course dinner, wine and soft drinks. Early bird tickets will be available to buy for £60 until Sunday, 15 September.

All proceeds from the event will go towards future projects of CTCA UK, turning it from a voluntary-managed non-profit organisation into one with full-time staff and property assets to better serve the community.

For more information, visit, email [email protected] call 07496 267 033 / 07949 785 037.

Full List of Categories

CTCA Best Chairperson Attendance 2019

CTCA Outstanding Festival Volunteer 2018 & 2019

CTCA Biggest Sponsor of Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival 2018 & 2019

Best Turkish Cypriot Community Group or Association 2019: CTCA member + non-member

Lifetime Achievement Award 2019: male + female

Posthumous Award 2019

Turkish Cypriot Philanthropist of the Year 2019

Best Promotion of North Cyprus in Britain 2019

Turkish Cypriot Culture Performer of the Year 2019

UK Turkish Cypriot Business of the Year 2019: large + small

Turkish Cypriot Artist of the Year 2019

Turkish Cypriot Sportsperson of the Year 2019

People’s Choice Best Community Activist 2019

Important Contribution to Turkish Cypriot Heritage 2019

Turkish Cypriot Rising Star 2019: male + female

Turkish Cypriot Personality of the Year 2019: male + female

Poetry Award: Centenary of 19 May

About the CTCA UK,

Formed in 1983, the CTCA is Britain’s largest umbrella body for the community. It aims to give national representation to the UK’s 300,000-strong diverse Turkish Cypriot community, which celebrated its centenary in Britain in 2017.

Voluntary-managed, the CTCA and its member associations have been at the forefront of promoting Turkish Cypriot culture and heritage, strengthening the bridges between the UK and the TRNC, and lobbying the British government on matters of concern for the community, such as direct flights between the UK and North Cyprus. The CTCA also played a pivotal role in establishing the UK Turkish Language, Culture and Education Consortium, which overseas Britain’s network of Turkish supplementary schools.

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