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Winners of the Turkish, Kurdish, Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards 2016

Winners of the Turkish, Kurdish, Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards 2016


CEFTUS Appreciation Award

Zulfu Livaneli

Graham Corfield, UK Managing Director, JUST EAT

Female Role Model 

Cllr Makbule Gunes

Male Role Model 

Rizgar Wan

Politics and Education

Dr Tunc Aybak

Cllr Mete Coban

Law firm/Lawyers

Muhammet Cankiran and Sinan Fidanci of Oakfield solicitors

Community Organisations/Charity


Businessman of the year 

Efe Cakarerel, Founder and CEO of Mubi

Tony Manconi

Ali Sancak

Businesswoman of the year

Gulen Coban

Food and restaurants

Imam Arslan of SAMA Food

Financial Services/Accountancy

Ufuk Gungor and Haydar Ulus.

Wholesalers/Production/best Employer

Ali Matur of Holland Bazaar

Kemal Gondas of United Paper Products

Deniz Suyur of Esin Cash and Carry

Young Entrepreneurs

Can Topcu of Tarshish

Hakan Gulsen and Adem Akdogan of Haz restaurants



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