Thursday, 26 June 2014

Ali Bakır inaugurated as Enfield Mayor

New Enfield Mayor Ali Bakır with Turkish Counsel-General Emirhan Yorulmazlar. Photo: Londra Gazette
By Boulent Mustafa


A British Turkish councillor was recently appointed the Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield. Labour councillor Ali Bakır, originally from Kahramanmaras in southern Turkey, will serve as Mayor for the next 12 months. Recently re-elected to represent Upper Edmonton for a second term, he takes over from incumbent Chaudhury Anwar.

 Chaudhury Anwar hands overs to Ali Bakır
Bakır’s inauguration was attended by Emirhan Yorulmazlar, the Turkish Consel-General in London, businessman Ali Matur, and fellow Labour councillors from Enfield and Haringey, together with members of his family. Of Kurdish origin, Bakır is a businessman running a continental-style supermarket in Ealing, west London.

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