Category Archive: Heritage

Groovy Historian : History of the Decline of the Ottoman Empire Podcast

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Groovy Historian : History of the Decline of the Ottoman Empire Podcast Hey there it is the groovy historian again and this is a post about the history of the decline of the… Continue reading

Lois Cemal – Unscrambling Breakfast in Cyprus

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UNSCRAMBLING BREAKFAST IN CYPRUS Personal notes by a foreign wife By Lois Cemal…. Most world travelers would agree that taste preferences and rituals concerning food and eating are influenced by our cultural background. … Continue reading

Groovy Historian: Short History of Cyprus 877BC – 500BC – Part Two Podcast

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Groovy Historian: Short History of Cyprus 877 BC – 500BC Part Two Podcast Hey there this is the Groovy Historian part two History podcast of Cyprus. This is a history between the years… Continue reading

Groovy Historian: Short History of Cyprus 1075 BC to 877 BC – Part one Podcast

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Short History of Cyprus 1075 BC to 877 BC Part one Podcast Hey there this is the groovy historian talking about the history of Cyprus part one. This is a History of Cyprus… Continue reading

A Tribute to Kemal Tunc – Pioneer of Turkish Cypriot Theatre

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A Tribute to Kemal Tunç A pioneer of Turkish Cypriot Theatre By Margaret Sheard…. During a recent visit to Bűyűkkonuk for the Donkey Day festival, Chris wandered off to explore and discovered some… Continue reading

The Groovy Historian talks about Cyprus

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The Groovy Historian talks about Cyprus   By Chris Elliott…… The nice thing about the internet community is that you can meet some great people with the same concept of wanting to share… Continue reading

7th Photography Competition and Exhibition – In memory of Oztan Ozatay

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Impressions of the 7th Photography Competition and Exhibition In memory of Öztan Özatay By Heidi Trautmann…. The exhibition on February 10, 2015 at the Atatürk Cultural Centre – a great success. When I… Continue reading

North Cyprus – Cypriot Bread

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THE HUMBLE LOAF Personal notes about Cypriot Bread By Lois Cemal… I was recently made aware of the existence of a kitchen gadget that mixes, kneads, raises and bakes a loaf of bread… Continue reading

Bűyűkkonuk – Donkey Day

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Bűyűkkonuk – Donkey Day By Margaret Sheard…. Sunday 8th February was the traditional Donkey Day festival in Bűyűkkonuk which is held on the nearest Sunday to St Valentine’s Day each year. We arrived… Continue reading

History and Legends of Tokni/Tashkent by Ismail Veli

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History and Legends of Tokni/Tashkent   By Ismail Veli……. The village of Tokni/Dohni situated about halfway between Larnaca and Limassol is a typically medium to small sized village of Cyprus, on close inspection however… Continue reading

North Cyprus – Men and the coffee shop

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Men and the coffee shop Personal notes from a foreign wife By Lois Cemal…. Having observed several coffee houses brim full of men who were apparently doing nothing, a visitor to Cyprus once… Continue reading

Cyprus History – The Year That Divided Cyprus

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Cyprus History The Year That Divided Cyprus By Ralph Kratzer We have already published numerous articles on our websites tfrnorthcyprus.wordpress.com and cyprusscene.com which deal with the separation of Cyprus in 1974, the history… Continue reading

Heritage – Conservation Works at Ayios Panteleimonas Monastery in North Cyprus

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Conservation Works at Ayios Panteleimonas Monastery in North Cyprus The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and the United Nations Development Programme Partnership for the Future have launched a tender for conservation works at… Continue reading

Komi Kebir and its legends by Ismail Veli

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Komi Kebir and its legends   By Ismail Veli…… The village of Büyükkonuk/Komi Kebir in North Cyprus lies about 4-5 miles north-east of Boğaz in the lowland foothills of the Beşparmak Kyrenia mountain range, which is the… Continue reading

Cyprus Conflict in a Nutshell by Dr Christian Heinze

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Cyprus Conflict in a Nutshell With the start of 2015 we are heading into the 41st year since the Turkish intervention in Cyprus to stop the communal bloodshed which was followed by the… Continue reading

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