Category Archive: Heritage

A look at Kythrea (Degirmenlik) history by Ismail Veli

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A look at Kythrea (Degirmenlik) history   By Ismail Veli……. The town of Degirmenlik/Kythrea is situated about 10 miles northeast from the capital Nicosia and is situated just below the Kyrenia mountain range… Continue reading

Cypriot Culture and Traditions of the Past by Ismail Veli

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Cypriot Culture and Traditions of the Past   By Ismail Veli…….. Culture, tradition and history often shape the habits of human beings in every corner of the world. Cyprus is no exception. For… Continue reading

When the KGB delivered weapons to AKEL and why we need to wake up by Bertil Wedin

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When the KGB delivered weapons to AKEL and why we need to wake up     By Bertil Wedin……. (Former Unficyp Military Operations Officer) July and August is the hottest time of the… Continue reading

Looking Back – Erenkoy, the truth is told!

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Looking Back – Erenkoy, the truth is told! By Margaret Sheard……. Having travelled to Erenkoy for the past 2 years, I would like to have joined the many other people who attend the… Continue reading

Cyprus – Ahmet Rasim – Shoemaker or Soldier?

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Ahmet Rasim – Shoemaker or Soldier? By Margaret Sheard…..  Having written an ex-serviceman’s memories of Cyprus in the late 1950’s, together with Bob Scott, a mystery evolved about a military gentleman who used… Continue reading

Review by Heidi Trautmann – Cyprus Ottoman Artefacts and Doors

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Cyprus Ottoman Artefacts and Doors Photo Exhibition organised by GÖSAD Cyprus Visual Arts Association By Heidi Trautmann…. Walking through the cities of Cyprus you will – here and there – still discover old… Continue reading

Sergeant Samuel McGaw – Remembrance Service at Old British Cemetery, Kyrenia

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Sgt. Samuel McGaw – 1838-1878 Remembrance service to commemorate 137 years of the death of Sergeant Samuel McGaw VC of the Black Watch Regiment   By Margaret Sheard…. Video by Chris Elliott…. A… Continue reading

4th International Olive Cartoon Contest 2015 by Heidi Trautmann

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4th International Olive Cartoon Contest 2015   Preliminary announcement Results to be shown on the occasion of the Zeytinlik Olive Festival in October   By Heidi Trautmann….. My grandmother used to say: ‘Peace… Continue reading

North Cyprus – Dawn Vigil 2015 and Celebration

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TRNC Dawn Vigil 2015   By Margaret Sheard…. Strange coincidences sometimes occur and my mind went back to 2011 when, while making my way to the area of the Dawn Vigil, I tripped… 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

“Black gold” in Cyprus by Union Magazine

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“Black gold” in Cyprus Courtesy of Union Magazine   By Chris Elliott……. We are delighted to bring you another article published for our Russian friends in союз or Union by our friends Kate and… Continue reading

Osman Balikcioglu – Caher of Alikko and Caher fame

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Osman Balikcioğlu of Alikko and Caher fame By Margaret Sheard…. Many of the older generation Turkish Cypriots will remember Alikko and Caher radio programmes back in the 1960’s.  Sadly Kemal Tunç who portrayed… Continue reading

The Cyprus Traces of the Knights Templar by Union Magazine

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The Cyprus Traces of the Knights Templar Courtesy of Union Magazine   By Chris Elliott……. There is so much news and information being published on the internet and we would like to tell… Continue reading

Agios Afksentios Church Restoration completed

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Restoration of Agios Afksentios Church   Project financed by the European Union Implemented by UNDP-PFF – in collaboration with the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage   By Margaret Sheard…… We have been following… Continue reading

Groovy Historian The 1878 Cyprus Convention and what followed Part 1- Vodcast

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Groovy Historian – The 1878 Cyprus Convention and what followed Part 1 Vodcast   By the Groovy Historian…….. Hey there, this is the groovy historian : In this Vodcast I will be talking… Continue reading

The great maps of Medieval Cyprus by Ismail Veli

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The great maps of Medieval Cyprus   By Ismail Veli…… Many people are familiar with the amazing map of Cyprus drawn by Jacomo Franco. Printed in Venice in 1570, it contained the names of… Continue reading

Alikko and Caher – still together

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Alikko and Caher are still together By Margaret Sheard…. During a visit to Buyukkonuk my partner, Chris Elliott, discovered a little park in the village where there were statues dedicated to Alikko and… Continue reading