THE Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations (CTCA UK) is calling on the Turkish Cypriot Community to make their mark on the 2020 census. Saying “Our community has a once in a decade opportunity to capture the size of the Turkish Cypriot community in the UK in the upcoming Census! That’s first, second, third generation and beyond!
“It’s important that everyone in our community accurately records their ethnic heritage as it will help create a picture of the kind of help and support our community needs from Government funding and investment programmes…”
This year is the first time the census will be done digitally, a access code will be sent by the Office for National Statistics, filling out the form in the ethnicity section with Turkish Cypriot will give an idea of the realist number.
CTCA said: “Various estimates have been made on the number of Turkish Cypriots in the UK. We need a better understanding of ourselves so we can demand better targeted help. Accurate completion of the upcoming census is the first step.”