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Cyprus Dispute – Yusuf Kanlı: “One-way road: Cyprus talks”

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Cyprus Dispute Yusuf Kanlı: “One-way road: Cyprus talks” Turkish Cypriot columnist Yusuf Kanlı of Hurriyet newspaper wrote about resumed Cyprus talks. In his column Kanlı looks into the resumed process and analysis the… Continue reading

Cyprus topic – Ulucay announces optical readers at border gates for speedy access

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Ulucay announces optical readers at border gates for speedy access North Cypriot Minister for Internal Affairs Teberrüken Uluçay has announced that an optical reader will be placed at all border gates in order… Continue reading

Words of the Week 19/2015 – Mother Teresa

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Words of the Week 19/2015 Mother Teresa Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, commonly known as Mother Teresa (26th August 1910 – 5th September 1997), was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Bulgur Pilaf

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Cypriot Recipes Bulgur / Burghul Pilaf Bulgur (also Burghul) is a cereal food made from the groats of several different wheat species, most often from durum wheat. Burghul is a kind of dried cracked… Continue reading

Cyprus Dispute – No more paperwork at crossing points

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Cyprus Dispute No more paperwork at crossing points Filling a ‘visa’ slip will no longer be required by the Turkish Cypriot side at crossing points, it was announced on Friday, as the leaders… Continue reading

Words of the Week 18/2015 – John F. Kennedy

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Words of the Week 18/2015 John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly known as Jack Kennedy or by his initials JFK, was an American politician who… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Sheftalia / seftali kebab

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Cypriot Recipes Sheftalia / şeftali kebabı Sheftalia (Turkish: şeftali kebabı) is a traditional Cypriot food. It is a type of sausage without skin, that uses caul fat, or omentum, the membrane that surrounds… Continue reading

A Bavarian in India and Sri Lanka – Part 5 – Tea, Cricket, Beaches and the Leopard

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My travel report A Bavarian in India and Sri Lanka – Part 5 Sri Lanka – Tea, Cricket, Beaches and the Leopard By Ralph Kratzer For Part 1 of my travelogue – Flying… Continue reading

Iron Man Arts – Exhibition at Doganköy – 31st May 2015

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Iron Man Arts Exhibition at Doganköy By Ralph Kratzer Last year I wrote an article about “Iron Man Arts – an interesting couple living in North Cyprus”. To remember – please click here!… Continue reading

Words of the Week 17/2015 – Mark Twain

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Words of the Week 17/2015 Mark Twain   Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Cypriot Curd Cheese Pie (anaropitta)

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Cypriot Recipes Cypriot Curd Cheese Pie (anaropitta) Fresh Anari is a traditional Cypriot cheese made of cheese whey (mostly Halloumi/Hellim) with the addition of small quantities of fresh milk. It’s a white and… Continue reading

A Bavarian in India and Sri Lanka – Part 4 – Temples, Fortresses and Elephants

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My travel report A Bavarian in India and Sri Lanka – Part 4 Sri Lanka – Temples, Fortresses and Elephants By Ralph Kratzer For Part 1 of my travelogue – Flying Emirates and… Continue reading

Words of the Week 16/2015 – Salvador Dali

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Words of the Week 16/2015 Salvador Dali Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Hellim/Halloumi Cheese Ravioli

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Cypriot Recipes Hellim/Halloumi Cheese Ravioli Hellim/Halloumi cheese originated in Cyprus and was initially made during the Medieval Byzantine period (AD 395 – 1191), subsequently gaining popularity throughout the Middle East region. The cheese… Continue reading

Akkuyu nuclear plant in Turkey – Physicist warns of possible ‘Cyprus evacuation’

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Akkuyu nuclear plant in Turkey Physicist warns of possible ‘Cyprus evacuation’ A possible accident at under-construction Akkuyu nuclear energy plant in neighbouring Turkey would mean the complete evacuation of Cyprus which is situated… Continue reading

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