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South Cyprus – Tales from the Coffeeshop: How to explain Nik’s Putin pandering?

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Tales from the Coffeeshop: How to explain Nik’s Putin pandering Introduction by Ralph Kratzer Usually my favorite author of the Greek Cypriot online newspaper Cyprus Mail is Loucas Charalambous who always writes scathing comments on politics… Continue reading

Words of the Week 8/2015 – Anne Frank

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Words of the Week 8/2015 Anne Frank Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank (12 June 1929 – early March 1945) was a diarist and writer. She was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Stuffed Vine Leaves (Koupepia/Dolmades)

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Cypriot Recipes Stuffed Vine Leaves (Koupepia/Dolmades) Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes common in the Middle East and surrounding regions including the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia, Central Asia. Common vegetables to… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) – Lecture on the Norwegian Arctic Circle

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Lecture on the Norwegian Arctic Circle The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR), an association with members from more than 20 different nations, invite all to a public… Continue reading

Russia and South Cyprus sign military deal on use of Mediterranean ports

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Russia and South Cyprus sign military deal on use of Mediterranean ports (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his [South] Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades signed an agreement on Wednesday to give Russian… Continue reading

Members of The Foreign Residents (TFR) made the Orchid Walk for Charity

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Members of TFR made the Orchid Walk for Charity By Ralph Kratzer Members of  The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) took part in  the 12th Orchid Walk for charity that… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Marinated fried Fish (Psari Savoro)

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Cypriot Recipes Marinated fried Fish (Psari Savoro)   This is a classic Cypriot cold fish dish that is either served as a starter or as part of a Meze dish in Cyprus (snacks typically served… Continue reading

Words of the Week 7/2015 – Madonna

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Words of the Week 7/2015 Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in… Continue reading

Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – March 2015

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy March 2015 By Ralph Kratzer The Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge Bakery and Bistro in Catalköy continue and have become a regular popular… Continue reading

No Comment! – That was the Day of Days – Winter in Paradise

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No Comment! That was the Day of Days Winter in Paradise By Ralph Kratzer You experience some freak weather in 10 years of living in Cyprus. I remember torrential rain with floods, hail storms… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) – Dr Kudret Özersay speaks to TFR members

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Dr Kudret Özersay speaks to TFR members Introduction by Ralph Kratzer This year, the association The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) is planning to invite,… Continue reading

The Cyprus Declaration: A pragmatic way to reunite the island

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The Cyprus Declaration: A pragmatic way to reunite the island By Alper Ali Riza for Cyprus Mail THERE HAS never been a generation better qualified than the present nor a time more opportune… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Cypriot Doughnuts (Lokma/lokmades)

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Cypriot Recipes Cypriot Doughnuts (Lokma/lokmades) Lokma is a traditional Turkish and Turkish Cypriot dessert made of flour, sugar, yeast and salt bathed with syrup or honey. Lokma was first cooked by the sultan’s… Continue reading

Words of the Week 6/2015 – Audrey Hepburn

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Words of the Week 6/2015 Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon,… Continue reading

Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day at Food Lodge Bakery and Bistro in Catalköy

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Pancake Day at Food Lodge Bakery & Bistro in Catalköy By Ralph Kratzer Again Shrove Tuesday is coming and again our TFR-members Sonja and Latifa plan a nice… Continue reading

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