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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

Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – Update No. 2

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy Update No. 2 By Ralph Kratzer The Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge Bakery and Bistro in… Continue reading

Words of the Week 26/2014 – Rowan Atkinson

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Words of the Week 26/2014 Rowan Atkinson Rowan Sebastian Atkinson CBE, born 6 January 1955, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter who is best known for his work on the sitcoms Mr.… Continue reading

South Cyprus – Discounter Lidl in the Line of Fire

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Discounter Lidl in the Line of Fire By Ralph Kratzer Actually, I don´t like going shopping in South Cyprus, because I am of the opinion, we live here in Northern Cyprus and therefore should boost… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Spicy Gammon steaks with crisp potato stack

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Chef´s Choice Spicy Gammon steaks with crisp potato stack 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

Words of the Week 25/2014 – Theodore Roosevelt

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Words of the Week 25/2014 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore “T.R.” or “Teddie” Roosevelt, Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American politician, author, naturalist, explorer, and historian who served as the… Continue reading

Jerry Carlsson tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis at the Courtyard Inn, Karakum

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Jerry Carlsson tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis at the Courtyard Inn, Karakum by Ralph Kratzer Who does not remember “The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis? The American rock´n´roll and country music singer, pianist and songwriter was… Continue reading

Summer Grilling 2014 – Grilled Tomatoes

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Summer Grilling 2014 Grilled Tomatoes by Ralph Kratzer I have found a great recipe about grilled tomatoes on Simply Recipes which as well has a wonderful selection of other recipes and I am… Continue reading

Cyprus dispute – Hellim issue discussed at President’s office

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Hellim issue discussed at President’s office The ongoing efforts of the Greek Cypriot Administration to register hellim or halloumi as a protected designation of origin (PDO) for Cyprus were brought to the President’s… Continue reading

NATO says would help defend Turkey if threatened by Islamic State

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NATO says would help defend Turkey if threatened by Islamic State NATO would take all steps necessary to defend alliance member Turkey if it were threatened by Islamic State fighters who have made… Continue reading

North Cyprus – BRT2 Television visits cyprusscene.com

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) BRT2 TV visits cyprusscene.com By Ralph Kratzer Last week BRT2-producer Engin Dervişağa once again was visiting Chris Elliott and Margaret Sheard, the founders and operators of the… Continue reading

North Cyprus – Kyrenia Old Harbour – Rock the Boat!

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Kyrenia Old Harbour Rock the Boat! by Ralph Kratzer Our member of The Foreign Residents, Ingrid Lindh, daughter of Deputy Chairman Willy Lindh, is the organizer of… Continue reading

Words of the Week 25/2014 – Solution for the Israel-Palestine Conflict

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Words of the Week 25/2014 Solution for the Israel-Palestine Conflict This week I got some unusual Words of the Week via Facebook. If the occasion would not be so terrible and cruel, one could… Continue reading

Cyprus problem – Alleged assault in South Cyprus against Turkish Cypriot couple

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Alleged assault in South Cyprus against Turkish Cypriot couple The police [in South Cyprus] have confirmed they are investigating an alleged assault against two Turkish Cypriots near the township of Sotira, Famagusta district,… Continue reading

North Cyprus – The Foreign Residents – Returning to Akincilar

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Returning to Akincilar By Ralph Kratzer I came in contact with Akincilar/Lurucina (Greek Cypriot name: Louroujina) for the first time in my life through our TFR… Continue reading

Globetrotting – Travellers Tales – Vietnam Trip May 2014 – Part 2

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Travellers Tales Vietnam Trip May 2014 Part 2 Intro by Ralph Kratzer, Article by Mike Maternaghan In my post some days ago, I wrote about a trip to Vietnam, organized and accomplished by Mike Maternaghan,… Continue reading