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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – July 2016

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy July 2016 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

TRNC demands Justice over Car Chase and beating of Turkish Cypriots

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TRNC demands Justice over Car Chase and beating of Turkish Cypriots Authorities in North Cyprus have condemned an attack against five Turkish Cypriots by three unknown men near Sotira [in South Cyprus] early… Continue reading

Words of the Week 26/2016 – Barack Obama

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Words of the Week 26/2016 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician serving as the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ Sauces – Capers–White Wine Sauce

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Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces Capers – White Wine Sauce Summertime is BBQ time. And a good barbecue meal tradtionally includes delicious sauces. Of course, nowadays you can find a wide range of… Continue reading

Ankara says: Greek Cyprus trying to score political points over fire

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Ankara says “Greek Cyprus trying to score political points over fire” Ankara has voiced resentment over the Greek Cypriot leadership’s approach to its offer for aid in containing the island’s worst forest fire… Continue reading

My beloved Alsancak – A Village in Transition – Part 2

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My beloved Alsancak A Village in Transition – Part 2 By Ralph Kratzer In the years before I have written some articles about my adopted homeland, the village – or nowadays better said… Continue reading

Words of the Week 25/2016 – Eddie Izzard

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Words of the Week 25/2016 Eddie Izzard Edward John “Eddie” Izzard (born 7 February 1962) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. His comedic style takes the form of rambling, whimsical monologue,… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces – Stout Beer-Tomato Sauce

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Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces Stout Beer-Tomato Sauce Summertime is BBQ time. And a good barbecue meal tradtionally includes delicious sauces. Of course, nowadays you can find a wide range of prefabricated sauces… Continue reading

Words of the Week 24/2016 – Muhammad Ali

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Words of the Week 24/2016 Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, widely regarded as one of the most… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces – Texas Whiskey Sauce

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Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces Texas Whiskey Sauce Summertime is BBQ time. And a good barbecue meal tradtionally includes delicious sauces. Of course, nowadays you can find a wide range of prefabricated sauces in… Continue reading

Fitness – Summer Aqua Classes

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Fitness Summer Aqua Classes Water aerobics (waterobics, aquatic fitness, aquafitness, aquafit) is the performance of aerobic exercise in fairly shallow water such as in a swimming pool. Done mostly vertically and without swimming… Continue reading

Tourism and Environment – All Beaches in TRNC are clean!

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Tourism and Environment All Beaches in TRNC are clean! Escape beach, Alsancak The Tourism and Environment Ministry tested sea water from 44 different points in the country, announcing that all is clear. According… Continue reading

Words of the Week 23/2016 – Maori

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Words of the Week 23/2016 Maori The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. The Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces – Tasty Ajvar and Honey Sauce

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Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces Tasty Ajvar and Honey Sauce Summertime is BBQ time. And a good barbecue meal tradtionally includes delicious sauces. Of course, nowadays you can find a wide range of prefabricated… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – A helpful Organisation for Expats in North Cyprus

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC A helpful Organisation for Expats in North Cyprus By Ralph Kratzer The association The Foreign Residents in the TRNC, or for short TFR, was established in 1998 from a rather sad… Continue reading

Words of the Week 22/2016 – J.R.R. Tolkien

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Words of the Week 22/2016 J.R.R. Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE FRSL (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973), known professionally as J. R. R. Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist,… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces – Raspberry Spare Ribs and Steak Sauce

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Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces Raspberry Spare Ribs and Steak Sauce Summertime is BBQ time. And a good barbecue meal tradtionally includes delicious sauces. Of course, nowadays you can find a wide range… Continue reading

Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – June 2016

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 By Ralph Kratzer…….. The Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge Bakery and Bistro in Catalköy continue and have become a regular popular event! Our TFR members Sonja and Latifa just sent me the latest… Continue reading