List of British people of Cypriot descent

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This is a list of notable British Cypriots.

Cypriots[edit]

Turkish Cypriots[edit]

Name Born 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]
Kamil Ahmet Çörekçi 1992 Football player British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[13]
Mehmet Dalman Investment banker Immigrant from Cyprus[14]
Prof. Mustafa Djamgoz 1952 Head of Imperial College Cancer Research Department Immigrant from Cyprus[15]
Meral Ece 1953 Politician, baroness British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[16]
Canan Ediboglu 1956 Entrepreneur British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[17]
Tracey Emin 1963 Artist British-born to a Turkish Cypriot father[18]
Aslı Enver 1984 Actress British-born to a Turkish Cypriot father and Turkish mother[19]
Murat Erdoğan 1976 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[20]
Gönül Başaran Erönen 1953 Judge in the TRNC Supreme Court British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[21]
Mem Ferda 1963 Actor British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[22]
Akin Gazi 1981 Actor British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[23][24]
Ramadan Güney 1932–2006 Owner of Brookwood Cemetery, the largest cemetery in the UK Immigrant from Cyprus[25]
Tamer Hassan 1968 Actor British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[26]
Hakan Hayrettin 1970 Football player British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[27]
Aykut Hilmi Actor British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[28]
Mustafa Hulusi 1971 Artist British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[29]
Atila Huseyin Jazz singer British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[30]
Metin Hüseyin 1959 Film director British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[31]
Yaşar İsmailoğlu 1945 Poet, writer and journalist Immigrated from Cyprus
Kemal Izzet 1980 Football player British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[27]
Muzzy Izzet 1974 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[32]
Işın Karaca 1973 Singer British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[33]
Jem Karacan 1989 Football player British-born to a Turkish Cypriot father[27]
Tolga Kashif 1962 Music conductor British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[34]
Colin Kazim-Richards 1986 Football player British-born to a Turkish Cypriot mother[35]
Selin Kiazim Chef British-born to a Turkish Cypriot parents[36]
Dervis Konuralp 1980 Paralympic swimmer British-born to a Turkish Cypriot father.[37]
Nasir Mazhar Fashion designer British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[38]
Alp Mehmet British Ambassador to Iceland in 2004 Immigrant from Cyprus[39]
Billy Mehmet 1984 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[40]
Dave Mehmet 1960 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[41]
Dogan Mehmet Singer British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[42]
Mem Morrison Actor British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[43]
Tarkan Mustafa 1973 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[44]
Asil Nadir 1941 Entrepreneur Immigrant from Cyprus[45]
Cosh Omar Actor British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[46]
Leon Osman 1981 Football player British-born to a Turkish Cypriot father[47]
Arif Ozakca 1979 Artist British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[48]
Hal Ozsan 1976 Actor Immigrant from Cyprus[49]
Sav Remzi 1965 Record producer British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[50]
Omer Riza 1979 Football player British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[27]
Atesh Salih 1972 Actor Immigrant from Nigeria born to a Turkish Cypriot father[51]
Tolga Safer 1982 Actor British born of Turkish Cypriot descent[52]
Ziynet Sali 1975 Singer Immigrant from Cyprus[53]
Danis Salman 1960 Football player Immigrant from Cyprus[54]
Meliz Serman 1976 Stage actress British born of Turkish Cypriot descent[55]
Kemal Shahin 1985 Big Brother contestant British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[56]
Ali Sönmez 1970 Singer British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[5]
Tash Singer British-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[57]
Aden Theobald 1992 Big Brother contestant British-born to a Turkish Cypriot mother[58]
Soner Türsoy 1965 Singer Immigrant from Cyprus[5]
Fatima Whitbread 1961 Javelin thrower British-born to a Turkish Cypriot mother[59]
Sezer Yurtseven 1980 Big Brother contestant British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[60]
Anatol Yusef Actor British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent.[61]
Halil Zorba 1988 Weightlifter British-born of Turkish Cypriot descent[62]

See also[edit]

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