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Work set to begin on new Airport in North Cyprus

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Work set to begin on new Airport in North Cyprus The Turkish army have vacated their base next to Ercan (Tymbou) airport as preparation for re-construction gets underway. Plans are afoot for a… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents – TFR plays vs the TRNC 10-Pin Bowling League

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) TFR plays vs the TRNC 10-Pin Bowling League By Ralph Kratzer and Richard “Brad” Bradley In March 2013, the first bowling event of The Foreign Residents association took… Continue reading

The Cyprus Problem – or the Story of Rifat and Pandelis

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The Cyprus Problem or the Story of Rifat and Pandelis This is the story of two friends, Rifat and Pandelis. Their story could be out of a movie. It should be. Unfortunately, it is… Continue reading

Words of the Week 25/2015 – Imran Khan

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Words of the Week 25/2015 Imran Khan Imran Khan (born Imran Khan Niazi on 25 November 1952) is a Pakistani politician and former cricketer. Khan played international cricket for two decades in the… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Chicken Stew (Güvec)

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Cypriot Recipes Chicken Stew (Güveç) Güveç or Đuveč is a Turkish, North Cypriot, Bosnian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian and Serbian oven-baked meat and vegetable stew similar to ratatouille. Depending on the region meats… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – Trip to probably Europe´s last Paradise

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC Trip to probably Europe´s last Paradise By Ralph Kratzer My preference for the Karpaz Peninsula in Cyprus, one of probably the last natural paradises in Europe, is… Continue reading

Words of the Week 24/2015 – Karl Lagerfeld

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Words of the Week 24/2015 Karl Lagerfeld Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeld, 10 September 1933) is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Octopus Salad

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Cypriot Recipes Octopus Salad Octopus is not a familiar food to everyone, but it is common in some types of cuisine like Japanese, Mediterranean or Polynesian. It has many health benefits and can… Continue reading

Turk Riders CC North Cyprus – 1st Int. Motorcycle Festival in Girne – A big Success

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Turk Riders CC North Cyprus 1st International Motorcycle Festival in Girne A big Success By Ralph Kratzer Six months ago, a new motorcycle club was founded in Northern Cyprus, the Turk Riders Chopper… Continue reading

TFR support Alsancak´s Mayor in the Mare Monte Case

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC support Alsancak´s Mayor in the Mare Monte Case By Ralph Kratzer More than two years ago I wrote an article about Mare Monte Beach, a former hotel… Continue reading

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

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

Cyprus dispute – The price of forging history

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Cyprus Dispute The Price of forging History Intro by Ralph Kratzer Much of what is used to be published in the media of South Cyprus does not find my consent, for it is always… Continue reading

Words of the Week 23/2015 – Chuck Palahniuk

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Words of the Week 23/2015 Chuck Palahniuk Charles Michael “Chuck” Palahniuk  (born February 21, 1962) is an American novelist and freelance journalist with Ukrainian, Russian, and French ancestry, who describes his work as… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Sesame Dip (Tahini)

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Cypriot Recipes Sesame Dip (Tahini) Tahini is a paste made from ground, hulled sesame seeds used in North African, Greek, Iranian, Turkish, Cypriot and Middle Eastern cuisine. Tahini is served as a dip… Continue reading

Sports events and history – Rugby Union World Cup

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Sports events and history Rugby Union World Cup By Richard “Brad” Bradley I have been asked many times about the game of rugby union by all nationalities. Therefore, and prior to the world… Continue reading

Consortium declares Cyprus gas find commercially viable

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Consortium declares Cyprus gas find commercially viable [South] Cyprus announced on Sunday that offshore reserves in its Aphrodite gas field have been pronounced commercially exploitable, the first such development in four years of… Continue reading

Words of the Week 22/2015 – Donald Trump

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Words of the Week 22/2015 Donald Trump Donald John Trump Sr. (born June 14, 1946) is an American business magnate, investor, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The… Continue reading