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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – February 2017

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy February 2017 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

Words of the Week 02/2017 – Meryl Streep

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Words of the Week 02/2017 Meryl Streep Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress and singer. Cited in the media as the “best actress of her generation” –… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Lamb Meat Balls with Apricots

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Lamb Meat Balls with Apricots 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 01/2017 – Howard Zinn

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Words of the Week 01/2017 Howard Zinn Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a political science professor at Boston University.… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Sweet Potato Salad

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Sweet Potato Salad 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

TRNC Officials condemn recent Istanbul Attack

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TRNC Officials condemn recent Istanbul Attack State and government officials have issued messages in reaction to Sunday’s terrorist attack [in a famous nightclub] in Istanbul which claimed the lives of 39 people. President… Continue reading

Words of the Week 50/2016 – Helen Mirren

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Words of the Week 50/2016 Helen Mirren Dame Helen Lydia Mirren DBE (née Mironoff; born 26 July 1945) is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Turkish Delight (Lokum)

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Turkish Delight (Lokum) 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 – January 2017

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy January 2017 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

Words of the Week 49/2016 – Robert Ingersoll

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Words of the Week 49/2016 Robert Ingersoll Robert Green “Bob” Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was an American lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator of the United… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Turkish Jam-filled Cookies (Soldier Buttons)

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Turkish Jam-filled Cookies (Soldier Buttons) 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 48/2016 – Ibn Battuta

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Words of the Week 48/2016 Ibn Battuta Muhammad Ibn Battuta (1304 – 1368 or 1369), was a medieval Moroccan traveler and scholar, who is widely recognised as one of the greatest travelers of… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Cabbage Salad with Chrunchies

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Cabbage Salad with Chrunchies 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

Cyprus Negotiations: Eide says Turkish President Erdoğan ready to deal on Cyprus

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Cyprus Negotiations: Eide says Turkish President Erdoğan ready to deal on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is ready to “play ball” on reaching a deal to reunify divided Cyprus… Continue reading

Words of the Week 47/2016 – Eckhart Tolle

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Words of the Week 47/2016 Eckhart Tolle Eckhart Tolle (born Ulrich Leonard Tölle, February 16, 1948) is a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of The Power of Now and… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Dessert with Cheese and Syrup (Künefe)

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Dessert with Cheese and Syrup (Künefe) Turkish cuisine is largely the continuation of Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Central Asian, Caucasian, Jewish, Middle Eastern,… Continue reading

The most successful Year-End Dinner of the TFR in the Opinion of the Guests

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) The most successful Year-End Dinner of the TFR in the Opinion of the Guests By Ralph Kratzer I believe that I have participated in about 8… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Vegetable Stew (Türlü)

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Vegetable Stew (Türlü) 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