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Authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest in Northern Cyprus

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest in Northern Cyprus By Ralph Kratzer The original Oktoberfest is the world’s largest funfair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a… Continue reading

Plans for “Disneyland” in Northern Cyprus

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Plans for “Disneyland” in Northern Cyprus Plans are afoot to create a giant theme park in North Cyprus, Turkish Cypriot press reported on Tuesday. According to the reports, ‘Gifa land project’ is being… Continue reading

Turkish PM Davutoglu – Cyprus could be reunified immediately

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Turkish PM Davutoglu Cyprus could be reunified immediately Intro by Ralph Kratzer Oh my god! How many more meetings should there be until it finally comes to an agreement? How many more words… Continue reading

First phase of Apostolos Andreas Monastery restoration underway

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First phase of Apostolos Andreas Monastery restoration underway The first phase of the restoration work at the Apostolos Andreas monastery in North Cyprus is underway, Greek Cypriot head of the Technical Committee on Cultural… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Italian Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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Chef´s Choice Italian Meatballs in Tomato Sauce by Chef It’s now been a few months since our dear friend Nigel Watson died. On the internet forum “northcyprusforum.net”, launched and mainly operated by him… Continue reading

My View – A Highlight in North Cyprus – Dance of Cyprus Whirling Derviş

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Dance of Cyprus Whirling Derviş for Tulips at Bellapais Monastery By Ralph Kratzer We have already published a lot of reports on our websites about “Tulips – Help those with Cancer Association”. Raziye… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Light Fish Pie

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Chef´s Choice Light Fish Pie by Chef It’s now been a few months since our dear friend Nigel Watson died. On the internet forum “northcyprusforum.net”, launched and mainly operated by him for a… Continue reading

Words of the Week 28/2014 – Bob Marley

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Words of the Week 28/2014 Bob Marley Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and… Continue reading

Cyprus dispute – Eide and both Cypriot Leaders to meet on September 17th 2014

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Eide and both Cypriot Leaders to meet on September 17 The new Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, arrived on the island Friday afternoon. He met [Greek Cypriot]… Continue reading

Cyprus dispute – South Cyprus and Greece make an arrangement

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South Cyprus and Greece  make an arrangement [Greek Cypriot] President Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday had a lengthy telephone conversation with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, ahead of the latter`s meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan,… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Chickpeas and Butternut Squash

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Chef´s Choice Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Chickpeas & Butternut Squash by Chef It’s now been a few months since our dear friend Nigel Watson died. On the internet forum “northcyprusforum.net”, launched and mainly operated… Continue reading

North Cyprus – Project of the Century is nearing completion

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Good news for the environment Project of the Century is nearing completion That water transfer project that foresees water being transfer from Turkey via underwater pipelines to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus… Continue reading

Health Care – Turkey becoming key player in medical tourism

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Turkey becoming key player in medical tourism Turkey has emerged as one of the top destinations for medical tourism, ranking sixth in the world for medical tourism, according to fresh figures. Out of… Continue reading

Computer – Small cause – big effect! Or the simple repair of a “hopeless” case!

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Small cause – big effect! Or the simple repair of a “hopeless” case! By Ralph Kratzer I usually do not repair any computer, because a) I lack the expertise, for my studies of computer… Continue reading

Summer Grilling 2014 – Grilled Seabass with Rosemary Vinaigrette

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Summer Grilling 2014 Grilled Seabass with Rosemary Vinaigrette by Ralph Kratzer European seabass, the fish – now farmed throughout the Mediterranean – has been a prized item on European menus since the days… Continue reading

Negotiations on an equal footing? About the joint exploitation of gas reserves in Cyprus

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Negotiations on an equal footing? About the  joint exploitation of the gas reserves in Cyprus Intro by Ralph Kratzer On 2nd September 2014, the so-called peace talks between North Cyprus and South Cyprus… Continue reading