Applications for nominations in various categories of the second Community Achievement Awards organised by the Centre for Turkey Studies continue.
The awards ceremony will be held in central London on 27th March. It is expected that the awards will be presented by Rt Hon Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
The Community Achievement Awards aims to improve solidarity among Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot communities as well as promoting successful individuals and institutions as good role models for the younger generations and aspiring new businesses.
The nominations suggested by the public for the second Community Achievement Awards will be determined by a jury of eminent members of the communities. Among them are Baroness Meral Hussein Ece OBE, Councillors Dogan Delman, Yasemin Brett, Dilek Dogus, business people Mustafa Topkaya, Hasan Dikme, Turhan Ozen, Enver Kannur, Aligul Ozberk, Sadan Gurses, Isil Guler, Siddik Bakir and Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci and Dr Ipek Demir.
The director of the Centre for Turkey Studies, Ibrahim Dogus, stated that the centre has received many applications so far and added that the deadline is 4th March 2013. Dogus kindly requested that the applications for nominations with brief information about the nominee should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The applications also can be sent directly to the jury members or nominations can be made on www.ceftus.org/awards2013.
The nominees and the categories so far for the second Community Achievement Awards can be found below:
* Community Award for Female Role Model
Aydin Turkan, Emma Edhem, Serap Pollard, Sadiye Arslan, Emel Bostanci, Sule Kangulec, Cigdem Beykoylu, Gulay Icoz, Ayfer Orhan, Suna uzum, Dr Celia Jenkins, Pervin Saglik
* Community Award for Male Role Model
Ismail Demir, Ahmet Durmus, Ali Demirbag, Gursel Aksu, Tahsin Ibrahim, Ahmet Oykener, Erkan Tarim, Israfil Erbil, Yusuf Cicek
Faruk Zabci, Yilmaz Ozyigit, Nevsal Elevli, Mihrisah Safa, Ismail Karakas ve Semih Ozyigit, Kemal Erdemol, Mahir Tan, Raziye Akkoc, Figen Gunes
* Arts and Culture
Serap Pollard, Sumer Erek, Huseyin Caglayan, Arzu Kara, Yesim Guzelpinar, Dogan Ors, Ali Haydar Yesilyurt
Ertan Hurer, Ayfer Orhan, Nilgun Canver, Ahmet Karahasan, Yusuf Cicek
Deniz Konca, Kelami Dedezade, Aydin Mehmet Ali, Nurcan Ozcelik, Nadide Koroglu, Dr Erdal Turkbeyler, Umit Cetin
* Science and Innovation
Profesor Esen Bayar, Binali Dikme
* Legal Service
Serpil Ersan, Ibrahim Sal, Emel Bostanci, Ayhan Yalcin, Erdogan Dervis
* Civil Service
Yasar Halim, Taylan Cavus, Kemal Ucar, Mustafa Suleyman, Veyis Acil, Vildan Yetisal, Mehmet Goztas, Erdal Aktas
Mem Laz, Antepliler, Kervan Restaurant
– Financial services/Accountancy
Munir Tatar, Altan Kemal, Aysel Enguzekli, Haydar Ulus, Mehmet Kemal
– Property/Estate Agents
Dream Moves, Easy Properties, Range Homes, Fileys Properties. Kingsly Properties
– Wholesalers / Suppliers
Hasan Ayrancioglu, Ahmet Durmus, Firat Mayil, Altan Gultekin, Erkan Tarim, Mehmet Duman, Ali Matur, Ali Sancak, Erol Ozkan, Ekmel Kaya, Oktay Gokyildirim, Metin Pekin
Cafer Mahiroglu, Huseyin Karaman, Binali Dikme
– Best employee
A to Z, Euro Med, JJ Fast Food, TFC supermarkets, Tas restaurants
– Young Entrepreneur
Asaf Karakus, Huseyin Osoy, Nihat Ozdal, Firat Mayil
Dr Teoman Sirri
* Non-profit Organisation Award
Balik Arts, Hackney Cypriot centre, IMECE, Daymer, Pazder, Bozcader
* Lifelong Achievement Award
Sefik Mehmet, Cahit Baylav, Dr Ziya Radman, Ozkul Beyzade