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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

Words of the Week 21/2014 – Galileo

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Words of the Week 21/2014 Galileo Galileo Galilei (15th February 1564 – 8th January 1642), often known mononymously as Galileo, was an Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major… Continue reading

Places to visit – ‘Before you die, take a Bosphorus tour’

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‘Before you die, take a Bosphorus tour’ by Ralph Kratzer You do not know what you should do with your time? You think you’ve seen everything in the world? Looking for inspiration for… Continue reading

The new book by Heidi Trautmann – “North Cyprus my Way”

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“North Cyprus my Way” The new book by Heidi Trautmann by Ralph Kratzer Last week I got a call from a longtime friend, Larissa, who was, together with her husband Uli, my first neighbour… Continue reading

Summer Grilling 2014 – Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

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Summer Grilling 2014 Bourbon Barbecue Sauce by Ralph Kratzer All barbecue cooks have their own “secret sauce,” but for the most part, each relies on some sort of sugar, something acidic like vinegar,… Continue reading

Words of the Week 20/2014 – John Waters

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Words of the Week 20/2014 John Waters John Samuel Waters, Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to… Continue reading