List of British people of Cypriot descent

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This is a list of notable British Cypriots.

Greek Cypriots[edit]

Turkish Cypriots[edit]

Name Life Notability Turkish/Cypriot link
Nej Adamson 1958 Actor British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[1]
Erol Alkan 1970 DJ British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[2]
Arifs Criminal gang British-born to Turkish Cypriots and/or immigrants from Cyprus[3]
Mustafa Aslanturk 1972 Fashion designer Immigrant from Cyprus[4]
Peri Aziz 1981 Singer British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[5]
Süleyman Başak Professor Immigrant from Cyprus[6]
Adam Booth Boxing trainer and manager of David Haye British-born to a Turkish Cypriot father[7]
Feri Cansel 1944 Actress Immigrant from Cyprus[8]
Zümrüt Cansel 1963 Actress British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[9][10]
Mutlu Çerkez 1964–2005 Artist British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[11]
Hussein Chalayan 1970 Fashion designer, MBE Immigrant from Cyprus[12]
Prof.Ahmet Kondoz 1958 Professor,Entrepreneur,Inventor Immigrant from Cyprus[13]
Kamil Ahmet Çörekçi 1992 Football player British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[14]
Mehmet Dalman Investment banker Immigrant from Cyprus[15]
Prof. Mustafa Djamgoz 1952 Head of Imperial College Cancer Research Department Immigrant from Cyprus[16]
Meral Ece 1953 Politician, Baroness British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[17]
Canan Ediboglu 1956 Entrepreneur British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[18]
Emma Edhem Barrister British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[19]
Coşkun Ekim 1991 Football player British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[20]
Tracey Emin 1963 Artist British-born to a Turkish Cypriot father[21]
Aslı Enver 1984 Actress British-born to a Turkish Cypriot father and Turkish mother[22]
Murat Erdoğan 1976 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[23]
Gönül Başaran Erönen 1953 Judge in the TRNC Supreme Court British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[24]
Nilsen Ersoy Boxer British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[25]
Mem Ferda 1963 Actor British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[26]
Akin Gazi 1981 Actor British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[27][28]
Ramadan Güney 1932–2006 Owner of Brookwood Cemetery, the largest cemetery in the UK Immigrant from Cyprus[29]
Tamer Hassan 1968 Actor British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[30]
Taser Hassan 1991 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[31]
Hakan Hayrettin 1970 Football player British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[32]
Aykut Hilmi Actor British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[33]
Mustafa Hulusi 1971 Artist British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[34]
Atila Huseyin Jazz singer British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[35]
Metin Hüseyin 1959 Film director British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[36]
Kemal Izzet 1980 Football player British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[32]
Muzzy Izzet 1974 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[37]
Işın Karaca 1973 Singer British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[38]
Jem Karacan 1989 Football player British-born to a Turkish Cypriot father[32]
Tolga Kashif 1962 Music conductor British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[39]
Colin Kazim-Richards 1986 Football player British-born to a Turkish Cypriot mother[40]
Eylem Kızıl 1984 Singer British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[41]
Dervis Konuralp 1980 Paralympic swimmer British-born to a Turkish Cypriot father.[42]
Mehmet Kurdash 1924-2010 Master shoemaker, founder of GINA shoes Immigrant from Cyprus[43]
Nasir Mazhar Fashion designer British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[44]
Alp Mehmet British Ambassador to Iceland in 2004 Immigrant from Cyprus[45]
Billy Mehmet 1984 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[46]
Dave Mehmet 1960 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[47]
Deniz Mehmet 1992 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[14]
Dogan Mehmet Singer British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[48]
Mem Morrison Actor British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[49]
Tarkan Mustafa 1973 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[50]
Asil Nadir 1941 Entrepreneur Immigrant from Cyprus[51]
Cosh Omar Actor British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[52]
Leon Osman 1981 Football player British-born to a Turkish Cypriot father[53]
Arif Ozakca 1979 Artist British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[54]

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Hal Ozsan 1976 Actor Immigrant from Cyprus[55]
Sav Remzi 1965 Record producer British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[56]
Ömer Rıza 1979 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[32]
Lawrence Rustem 1974 Politician British-born to a Turkish Cypriot father[57]
Atesh Salih 1972 Actor Immigrant from Nigeria born to a Turkish Cypriot father[58]
Tolga Safer 1982 Actor British born of Turkish Cypriot descent[59]
Ziynet Sali 1975 Singer Immigrant from Cyprus[60]
Danis Salman 1960 Football player Immigrant from Cyprus[61]
Meliz Serman 1976 Stage actress British born of Turkish Cypriot descent[62]
Kemal Shahin 1985 Big Brother contestant British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[63]
Ali Sönmez 1970 Singer British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[5]
Tash Singer British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[64]
Aden Theobald 1992 Big Brother contestant British-born to a Turkish Cypriot mother[65]
Soner Türsoy 1965 Singer Immigrant from Cyprus[5]
Fatima Whitbread 1961 Javelin thrower British-born to a Turkish Cypriot mother[66]
Zihni Yalçın Entrepreneur Immigrant from Cyprus[67]
Sezer Yurtseven 1980 Big Brother contestant British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[68]
Anatol Yusef Actor British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent.[69]
Halil Zorba 1988 Weightlifter British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[70]

See also[edit]

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