Category Archive: People

North Cyprus – Celine Busby – Rest in Peace

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Celine Busby – Rest in Peace By Margaret Sheard We have been advised by Trevor and Mary Hughes of the sad news that Celine Busby passed away on Wednesday 23rd July following a… Continue reading

Peace and Freedom Day 2014 – Airshow at the Old Kyrenia Harbour

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Peace and Freedom Day 2014 Airshow at the Old Kyrenia Harbour By Ralph Kratzer Sometimes it is a great advantage to be Secretary of The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR). When a… Continue reading

The new book by Heidi Trautmann – “North Cyprus my Way”

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“North Cyprus my Way” The new book by Heidi Trautmann by Ralph Kratzer Last week I got a call from a longtime friend, Larissa, who was, together with her husband Uli, my first neighbour… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – TV-Talkshow with the TFR-Secretary

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) TV-Talkshow with the TFR-Secretary By Ralph Kratzer Since a short time, some of the posts I write for our websites, are also published in the weekly newspaper Cyprus… Continue reading

Cyprus problem – TV interview with Dr Heinze about Cypriot history and current topics

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TV interview with Dr Heinze about Cypriot history and current topics by Ralph Kratzer Last week I had the honor to be invited to an interview, held by a TRNC TV-channel, with the constitutional specialist and decades-long… Continue reading

North Cyprus – British Residents Society (BRS) – Sunset Cruise

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British Residents Society (BRS) Sunset Cruise By Ralph Kratzer I got information from the BRS Committee member and events organizer Julia Bennett, who is – together with her husband John – as well… Continue reading

North Cyprus – The Deep Purple Concert in Nicosia

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The Deep Purple Concert in Nicosia A Review By Ralph Kratzer I have been to many concerts in my life, particularly rock concerts, because I have been a fan of hard rock since my youth.… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents – Visiting the Project of the Century

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR)   Visiting the Project of the Century By Ralph Kratzer On Monday, May 19th 2014, more than 100 members and friends of the TFR met in… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents – Invitation to the Norwegian National Day

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Invitation to the Norwegian National Day By Ralph Kratzer The advantage to live here in Cyprus as a foreigner, is not only the beauty of the… Continue reading

North Cyprus – The Foreign Residents – Bowling „Cup of the Nations“ May 2014

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) 10 pin bowling „Cup of the Nations“ May 2014 by Ralph Kratzer Due to the fact that the organizer of the monthly TFR bowling events, “Brad” Bradley… Continue reading

Naturland Summer Festival 2014 in Büyükkonuk

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Büyükkonuk Naturland Summer Festival 2014 By Ralph Kratzer I wrote a post about the Naturland recreation area in the summer of last year. As a reminder – click here! At this time Naturland was… Continue reading

North Cyprus – Mawlana Shaykh – Worshippers pray for the holy man

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Worshippers pray for the holy man Followers from around the world have gathered at the hospital in northern Nicosia which is treating a revered and influential Turkish Cypriot Sufi leader who has inspired… Continue reading

North Cyprus – Karpaz – a chance for the Paradise?

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Karpaz – a chance for the Paradise? By Ralph Kratzer Regularly readers of our website know that the issue of environmental protection and ecology is deeply in my heart. As a reminder, here are just… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents – The great Easter Picnic 2014 in Pinarbasi

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR)  The great Easter Picnic in Pinarbasi By Ralph Kratzer On Easter Monday more than 50 members and guests of the TFR met for this year’s traditional Easter… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents – Flat-Green Bowls

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Flat-Green Bowls – April 2014 by Ralph Kratzer Last week, a group of TFR members met at the Olive Press restaurant in Lapta to participate in… Continue reading