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Turkish Popstar denied entry into Greece for having Turkish Cyprus Visa

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Turkish Popstar denied entry into Greece for having Turkish Cyprus Visa Turkish popstar Bengü has been denied entry into a Greek island for having a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus visa on her… Continue reading

Ramadan Feast in Turkey and North Cyprus

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Ramadan Feast in Turkey and North Cyprus By Ralph Kratzer Tomorrow, Monday 28th July 2014, starts the Ramadan Feast (Ramazan Bayramı) in Turkey and North Cyprus. It is also called The Sugar Feast (Şeker Bayramı)… Continue reading

Cyprus Future – Unity or Division? A Survey in Cyprus

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Cyprus Future – Unity or Division?  A Survey in Cyprus By Ralph Kratzer I have recently read, that the peace talks between North and South Cyprus broke for the summer at the end… Continue reading

Summer Grilling 2014 – Barbecued Chicken on the Grill

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Summer Grilling 2014 Barbecued Chicken on the Grill by Ralph Kratzer Along with sausages and chops, barbecued chicken is about as classic as it gets when it comes time for grilling. But chicken… Continue reading

Welcome to my World – A short trip to the Karpaz Peninsula

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Welcome to my World A short trip to the Karpaz Peninsula By Ralph Kratzer Any regular reader of our website knows my penchant for pristine landscapes in general and the Karpaz Peninsula in… Continue reading

Peace and Freedom Day 2014 – Airshow at the Old Kyrenia Harbour

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Peace and Freedom Day 2014 Airshow at the Old Kyrenia Harbour By Ralph Kratzer Sometimes it is a great advantage to be Secretary of The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR). When a… Continue reading

Globetrotting – Travel to India and Sri Lanka

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Travel to India and Sri Lanka by Ralph Kratzer Mike Maternaghan, board member of the British Residents Society (BRS) and also member of the The Foreign… Continue reading

Cyprus problem – Turkish President Gül: “It is high time for a solution”

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Turkish President Gül: “It is high time for a solution in Cyprus” Turkish President Abdullah Gül has urged for a solution to be found on the divided island of Cyprus, speaking at a… Continue reading

Words of the Week 22/2014 – Dr. Seuss

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Words of the Week 22/2014 Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children’s books… Continue reading

Summer Grilling 2014 – Grilled Pork Chops with Cherry Salsa

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Summer Grilling 2014 Grilled Pork Chops with Cherry Salsa by Ralph Kratzer I hope the season for cherries is not over yet!!! My girlfriend still got some beautiful ones yesterday… First a note… Continue reading

Cyprus dispute – Division must not become permanent, Greek Cypriot president says

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“Division must not become permanent” Greek Cypriot president says Introductory comment by Ralph Kratzer What kind of game is being played here? While the Foreign Minister of Northern Cyprus, Özdil Nami, announced in… Continue reading

A Tribute to Bon Jovi at the Kyrenia Amphitheatre

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A Tribute to Bon Jovi at the Kyrenia Amphitheatre By Ralph Kratzer After the resounding success of the open air Deep Purple concert, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Near East University… Continue reading

Cyprus problem – Turkish public opinion divided about Cyprus

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Turkish public opinion divided about Cyprus Turkish public opinion is divided on what to do about Cyprus, with a quarter supporting “any solution” and an equal number wanting to see two separate states… Continue reading

North Cyprus – Dawn Vigil event on the 19th of July

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Dawn Vigil event on the 19th of July Dawn Vigil event which is the symbol of freedom of the Turkish Cypriot people will be celebrated this year in line with the 40th anniversary celebrations of… Continue reading

Water Pipeline from Turkey headaches Greek Cypriots

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Water Pipeline from Turkey headaches Greek Cypriots While the countdown of the water transfer project that foresees water being transferred from Turkey to the TRNC via an underwater pipeline system simply known as… Continue reading