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North Cyprus – New Working Hours of the Public Sector and Institutions

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New Working Hours of the Public Sector and Institutions New arrangements have been made regarding working hours of the public sector and institutions. As of Monday the 5th of December the new working… Continue reading

Akıncı called extraordinary Cabinet Meeting on Traffic Issues

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Akıncı called extraordinary Cabinet Meeting on Traffic Issues President Mustafa Akıncı has called for an extraordinary cabinet meeting to discuss the issue of traffic following last Tuesday’s tragic traffic accident which claimed the… Continue reading

Cyprus Negotiations – Eide embarks on Shuttle Diplomacy

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Cyprus Negotiations Eide embarks on Shuttle Diplomacy The UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide was in a flurry of diplomatic meetings yesterday in a bid to assess the mood… Continue reading

North Cyprus – Horrific Accident claims three Lives

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Horrific Accident claims three Lives At least three people were killed in a head-on collision traffic accident on the Girne-Değirmenlik mountain pass today morning. Tragedy struck when a school bus carrying high school… Continue reading

Words of the Week 45/2016 – Emma Watson

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Words of the Week 45/2016 Emma Watson Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Makarna with Hamsi and Capers

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Makarna with Hamsi and Capers Turkish cuisine is largely the continuation of Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Central Asian, Caucasian, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Greek and… Continue reading

The 33rd National Day of TRNC – “Eyewitness Report” from Berlin

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The 33rd National Day of TRNC “Eyewitness Report” from Berlin By Heidemarie Blankenstein (translated by Ralph Kratzer) Celebrations on National Days are conventional institutions of most countries which cultivate diplomatic exchange. I was fortunate… Continue reading

Cyprus Issue – PM Özgürgün: EU will have no Say in TRNC if Turkey is excluded

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PM Özgürgün: EU will have no Say in TRNC if Turkey is excluded Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün has said that the European Union will have no say in the Turkish Republic of Northern… Continue reading

Cyprus Negotiations – Discussions collapsed because of Greek Cypriot’s Approach on Territory

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Cyprus Negotiations – Discussions collapsed because of Greek Cypriot’s Approach on Territory President Mustafa Akıncı complained that the Greek Cypriot side’s stance had changed in the 2nd Mont Pèlerin summit in Switzerland. He… Continue reading

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

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy December 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

Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Carrots and Lentils (Zeytinyagli Havuç)

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Carrots and Lentils (Zeytinyagli Havuç) Turkish cuisine is largely the continuation of Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Central Asian, Caucasian, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Greek… Continue reading

Words of the Week 44/2016 – Dean Martin

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Words of the Week 44/2016 Dean Martin Photo by Martin Mills/Getty Images Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, actor, comedian, and film… Continue reading

Words of the Week 43/2016 – Thomas Jefferson

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Words of the Week 43/2016 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson (April 13 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). He was… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Anatolian Bulgur Pilav

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Anatolian Bulgur Pilav Turkish cuisine is largely the continuation of Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Central Asian, Caucasian, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Greek and Balkan… Continue reading

Words of the Week 42/2016 – Eskimo (Inuit/Yupik)

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Words of the Week 42/2016 Eskimo (Inuit/Yupik) The Eskimo are the indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the northern circumpolar region from eastern Siberia (Russia), across Alaska (United States), Canada, and Greenland. The… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Turkish Lentil Soup

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Turkish Lentil Soup Turkish cuisine is largely the continuation of Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Central Asian, Caucasian, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Greek and Balkan… Continue reading

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

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy November 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

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) – 19th Annual General Meeting

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) 19th Annual General Meeting By Sarah Garsed and Ralph Kratzer Silver Rocks restaurant Lapta The 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Foreign Residents in the TRNC… Continue reading