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Turkey’s guarantee of TRNC safety is “non-negotiable” warns former Chief Negotiator

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Turkey’s guarantee of Turkish Cypriot safety is “non-negotiable” warns former Chief Negotiator By Ismail Veli Former TRNC Chief Negotiator Ergün Olgun says that only when Turkey enters the European Union and the situation… Continue reading

Words of the Week 30/2015 – Ronald Reagan

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Words of the Week 30/2015 Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and commentator and former actor, who served as the 40th President of… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Summer Kitchen – Rigatoni Pasta with Aubergine Tomato Sauce

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Summer Kitchen Rigatoni Pasta with Aubergine Tomato Sauce By Ralph Kratzer Now, as temperatures rise and rise, I interrupt my series “Cypriot Recipes” and and start with a series of recipes that I… Continue reading

Internet forums in TRNC – there are such and such

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Internet forums in TRNC there are such and such By Ralph Kratzer Actually, an Internet forum, or message board, is a useful and helpful thing. One is linked with many other members, can… Continue reading

Words of the Week 29/2015 – Cree Indians

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Words of the Week 29/2015 Cree Indians The Cree (historical autonym: nēhiraw; French: cri) are one of the largest groups of Native Canadians/Native Americans in North America, with over 200,000 members living in… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Summer Kitchen – Paprika Lamb Chops with Mediterranean Salad

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Summer Kitchen Paprika Lamb Chops with Mediterranean Salad By Ralph Kratzer Now, as temperatures rise and rise, I interrupt my series “Cypriot Recipes” and and start with a series of recipes that I… Continue reading

Cyprus dispute – Sean Paul concert causes huge stir on Facebook

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Cyprus dispute Sean Paul concert causes huge stir on Facebook With one day left for the Jamaican rapper/reggae singer Sean Paul’s concert in North Cyprus, several Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots are using concert… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) welcomes 300th Member

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) TFR welcomes 300th Member By Ralph Kratzer It is general policy of the association The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) to include members from all… Continue reading

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

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

Peace and Freedom Day 2015 – Airshow at the Old Kyrenia Harbour

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Peace and Freedom Day 2015 Airshow at the Old Kyrenia Harbour By Ralph Kratzer A highlight for my girlfriend and me every year is the airshow at the Old Harbour of Girne / Kyrenia… Continue reading

Peace and Freedom Day Celebrations 2015 – Events

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Peace and Freedom Day Celebrations 2015 Events Battleships of the Turkish Navy, to arrive in the TRNC within the framework of the 20th of July Peace and Freedom Day celebrations, will be open… Continue reading

Words of the Week 28/2015 – Benjamin Franklin

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Words of the Week 28/2015 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin (January 17th 1706 – April 17th 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Summer Kitchen – Tomatoes and Hellim Cheese in Walnut Dressing

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Summer Kitchen Tomatoes and Hellim Cheese in Walnut Dressing By Ralph Kratzer Now, as temperatures rise and rise, I interrupt my series “Cypriot Recipes” and and start with a series of recipes that… Continue reading

Passion for Collecting – Meeting with the Cameraman

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Passion for Collecting Meeting with the Cameraman By Ralph Kratzer Some of the most interesting encounters in life are unexpected and just by chance. When my girlfriend asked me last week if we… Continue reading

41st Anniversary of Peace and Freedom Day

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41st Anniversary of Peace and Freedom Day The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is preparing to celebrate the 41st anniversary of the 20th of July Peace and Freedom Day. The Peace and Freedom… Continue reading

Words of the Week 27/2015 – Bill Gates

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Words of the Week 27/2015 Bill Gates William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates co-founded Microsoft, the world’s largest… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas (Nohutlu Pilaf)

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Cypriot Recipes Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas (Nohutlu Pilaf) Pilaf, also known as pilav, pilau, pulao, palaw, plov, polov, polo, and polu, is one of the most popular genre of rice-based dishes, originating from… Continue reading