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Words of the Week 34/2015 – J.K. Rowling

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Words of the Week 34/2015 J.K. Rowling Joanne “Jo” Rowling, (born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Summer Kitchen – Beef Salad with Potatoes and Blue Cheese Dressing

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Summer Kitchen Beef Salad with Potatoes and Blue Cheese Dressing By Ralph Kratzer Hot weather requires slight diet that nonetheless supplies the body with all the necessary nutrients. The important thing in my… Continue reading

Cyprus Negotiations – Foreign Minister Emine Çolak: “Solution will have a Cost”

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Cyprus Negotiations Foreign Minister Emine Çolak: “Solution will have a Cost” Foreign Minister Emine Çolak has said that the agreement to be reached on the property issue will have a direct impact on… Continue reading

Cyprus Negotiations – Akıncı comments on property issue

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Cyprus Negotiations Akıncı comments on Property Issue President Mustafa Akıncı has said that the individual’s right to property was not something new and that there were a lot of misconstrued reports in the… Continue reading

Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – September 2015

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy September 2015 By Ralph Kratzer The Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge Bakery and Bistro in Catalköy continue and have become a regular popular event!… Continue reading

Cyprus dispute – Residents of Yeni Erenköy Village complain about “Harassment”

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Cyprus dispute Residents of Yeni Erenköy Village complain about “Harassment” Residents of Yeni Erenköy village [on the Karpaz peninsula] have complained that Greek Cypriots, encouraged by statements of the two leaders on property recognition… Continue reading

Words of the Week 33/2015 – Judi Dench

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Words of the Week 33/2015 Judi Dench Dame Judith Olivia “Judi” Dench (born 9 December 1934) is an English actress and author. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Summer Kitchen – Pasta Salad with roasted Pepper and Feta cheese

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Summer Kitchen Pasta Salad with roasted Pepper and Feta cheese By Ralph Kratzer Now, as temperatures rise and rise, I interrupt my series “Cypriot Recipes” and and start with a series of recipes… Continue reading

Cyprus dispute – We need those hated time frames more than ever before

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Cyprus dispute We need those hated time frames more than ever before Intro by Ralph Kratzer Much has been said and written about the reunification talks in Cyprus, since Mustafa Akinci has been… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) – German Ambassador speaks to TFR

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) German Ambassador speaks to TFR By Ralph Kratzer Tuesday last week, the association The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) had the pleasure and honour to… Continue reading

Turkish Economy – Turkish Lira again hits record lows amid political uncertainties

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Turkish Lira again hits record lows amid political uncertainties The Turkish Lira continued to plunge to record lows on Aug. 14, as the country braces for new elections after failed coalition talks between… Continue reading

Words of the Week 32/2015 – Jimi Hendrix

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Words of the Week 32/2015 Jimi Hendrix James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Summer Kitchen – Fish Steaks with Lemon and Rosemary

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Summer Kitchen Fish Steaks with Lemon and Rosemary By Ralph Kratzer Now, as temperatures rise and rise, I interrupt my series “Cypriot Recipes” and and start with a series of recipes that I… Continue reading

Cyprus Dispute – Serdar Denktaş – Statements regarding the Property Issue

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Cyprus Dispute Serdar Denktaş Statements regarding the Property Issue The leader of the main opposition party Democrat Party/National Forces, Serdar Denktaş, held a press conference last week and made statements regarding the property… Continue reading

Cyprus Talks – British Residents Society – We are concerned, Mr President!

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Cyprus Talks British Residents Society (BRS) We are concerned, Mr President! Intro by Ralph Kratzer Since the election of Mustafa Akinci as President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and the… Continue reading

Words of the Week 31/2015 – Dr Abdul Kalam

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Words of the Week 31/2015 Dr Abdul Kalam Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen “A. P. J.” Abdul Kalam (15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Summer Kitchen – Stir-fried Mexican Beef

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Summer Kitchen Stir-fried Mexican Beef By Ralph Kratzer Now, as temperatures rise and rise, I interrupt my series “Cypriot Recipes” and and start with a series of recipes that I call “Summer Kitchen”.… Continue reading