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Chef´s Choice – Winter Warmers (Soups) – Part 1

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Chef´s Choice Winter Warmers (Soups) – Part 1 by Chef It’s now been a few months since our dear friend Nigel Watson died. On the internet forum “northcyprusforum.net”, launched and mainly operated by… Continue reading

Words of the Week 39/2014 – Winston Churchill

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Words of the Week 39/2014 Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician and Nobel laureate who was the Prime Minister of the United… Continue reading

Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – December 2014

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy Update No. 5 – December 2014 By Ralph Kratzer The Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge Bakery… Continue reading

Anniversary of the Establishment of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

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Anniversary of the Establishment of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus The 31st anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has been celebrated with several ceremonies and activities. The celebrations… Continue reading

Words of the Week 38/2014 – Denzel Washington

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Words of the Week 38/2014 Denzel Washington Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, film director and film producer. He has received much critical acclaim for his film… Continue reading

Chef´s choice – Turkish/Arabic Recipes – Icli Köfte or Kibbeh

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Turkish/Arabic Recipes Icli Köfte or Kibbeh by Ralph Kratzer This recipe originally comes from South East Turkey. It is very popular and every woman wants to learn how to prepare this dish. Some people… Continue reading

Health Care – Smokers’ Skin may age faster

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Health Care Smokers’ Skin may age faster by Ralph Kratzer Smokers are likely to get bags under their eyes and wrinkles around their lips earlier than non-smokers, according to a new study of… Continue reading

When walls fall – not always a blessing?

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When walls fall – not always a blessing? November 9th 2014 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Nearly one year after that event in 1989 the reunification of the divided… Continue reading

Turkish Navy authorized over gas crisis with Greek Cyprus

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Turkish Navy authorized over gas crisis with Greek Cyprus The Turkish Navy has been authorized by the government for the full implementation of recently amended rules of engagement in the eastern Mediterranean in the… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Salad Dressings – Part 4

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Chef´s Choice Salad Dressings Part 4 Intro by Ralph Kratzer To remember part 1 of the salad dressing recipes – click here!  For part 2 – click here! For part 3 – click here!… Continue reading

Words of the Week 37/2014 – Machiavelli

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Words of the Week 37/2014 Machiavelli Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the… Continue reading

The normal daily madness! Traffic and Driving in Northern Cyprus!

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The normal daily madness! Traffic and Driving in Northern Cyprus! by Ralph Kratzer This week I was driving a few times with my bike “Black Betty” on the streets around Kyrenia due to… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents – Weekly “Stammtisch” get-together changed to Winter Venue

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Weekly “Stammtisch” get-together changed to the Winter Venue at Acmenya, Alsancak By Ralph Kratzer As always with the changeover from summer time to winter time in… Continue reading

Government gave an all-clear – No MERS cases in the TRNC

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No MERS cases in the TRNC Last week we published an article about alleged cases of the so called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the TRNC (click here to remember). Now the government gave… Continue reading

How to eat Coffee! Coffee Energy Bites

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How to eat Coffee! Coffee Energy Bites Intro by Ralph Kratzer The Internet is also called World Wide Web which is not by chance! Through an article about Turkish coffee which I recently published… Continue reading

Cyprus Gas Crisis – UN advising on formula for equal share of Cyprus resources

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UN advising on formula for equal share of Cyprus resources The U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, is working on a formula for the sharing of income from the island’s… Continue reading