Category Archive: People

Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – August 2015

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy August 2015 By Ralph Kratzer The Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge Bakery and Bistro in Catalköy continue and have become a regular popular event!… Continue reading

Peace and Freedom Day 2015 – Airshow at the Old Kyrenia Harbour

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Peace and Freedom Day 2015 Airshow at the Old Kyrenia Harbour By Ralph Kratzer A highlight for my girlfriend and me every year is the airshow at the Old Harbour of Girne / Kyrenia… 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

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC are sailing into the Sunset

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) TFR are sailing into the Sunset By Ralph Kratzer Standard programme for the association The Foreign Residents in the TRNC, briefly called TFR, is the organizing of… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents – TFR plays vs the TRNC 10-Pin Bowling League

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) TFR plays vs the TRNC 10-Pin Bowling League By Ralph Kratzer and Richard “Brad” Bradley In March 2013, the first bowling event of The Foreign Residents association took… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – Trip to probably Europe´s last Paradise

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC Trip to probably Europe´s last Paradise By Ralph Kratzer My preference for the Karpaz Peninsula in Cyprus, one of probably the last natural paradises in Europe, is… Continue reading

Turk Riders CC North Cyprus – 1st Int. Motorcycle Festival in Girne – A big Success

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Turk Riders CC North Cyprus 1st International Motorcycle Festival in Girne A big Success By Ralph Kratzer Six months ago, a new motorcycle club was founded in Northern Cyprus, the Turk Riders Chopper… Continue reading

Hash House Harriers in the TRNC – Follow on from the History of the Hash

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Hash House Harriers in the TRNC A Brief History of the Hash House Harriers – Part 2 by Richard “Brad” Bradley Some members of The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) enjoy the… Continue reading

North Cyprus – In Town Tonight – Terry Covell

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In Town Today Terry and Inez Covell By Margaret Sheard…. I met Terry Covell for the first time in November last year when he came with other British Army ex-servicemen to attend the… Continue reading

Literature – “Çifte Nikah” by Sevil Emirzade

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Sevil Emirzade Six different Lives in one Person By Heidemarie Blankenstein For the past 50 years the Turkish Cypriots have been living under international isolation, which they have never deserved. – Some weeks… Continue reading

Turk Riders Chopper Club – 1. International Motorcycle Festival in Northern Cyprus

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Turk Riders Chopper Club 1. International Motorcycle Festival in Northern Cyprus By Ralph Kratzer Six months ago, a new Motorcycle Club was founded in Northern Cyprus, the Turk Riders Chopper Club, North Cyprus… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) – Canasta group

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Canasta group The TFR association is known for its numerous social events for its members in North Cyprus. So, for example, the weekly get-together on Friday afternoon… Continue reading

Memories of the Royal Berkshire Regiment in Cyprus – late 1950’s

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Royal Berkshire Regiment in Cyprus Late 1950’s   By Margaret Sheard and Bob Scott …. I seem to be drawn to stories about the experiences of British ex-National Servicemen who served in Cyprus… Continue reading

Russia celebrates Victory Day in North Cyprus

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The Russian Community in North Cyprus celebrates 70th year Victory Day   By Margaret Sheard…. There is a large Russian community in the TRNC and being far from their motherland they still like… Continue reading

Ali Nesim – In Memoriam by Heidi Trautmann

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In Memoriam – Ali Nesim By Heidi Trautmann…. In memoriam of Ali Nesim….I don’t want to stand back with my thoughts for him, his work and the talks we had together, as on… Continue reading

Iron Man Arts – Exhibition at Doganköy – 31st May 2015

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Iron Man Arts Exhibition at Doganköy By Ralph Kratzer Last year I wrote an article about “Iron Man Arts – an interesting couple living in North Cyprus”. To remember – please click here!… Continue reading

Suffolk Regiment – Derek Tye RIP

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Derek Tye – ex-Suffolk Regiment Rest in Peace By Margaret Sheard…. I write from time to time about the Suffolk Regiment – the time in Cyprus of “C” Company in the late 1950’s,… Continue reading