Category Archive: People

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

Suffolk Regiment – Cyprus “Old Boys” Reunion 2015

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Suffolk Regiment – Cyprus “Old Boys” Reunion 26th April 2015 By Margaret Sheard…. Having written about some of the lads from the Suffolk Regiment who did most of their National Service here in… Continue reading

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

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy May 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

Totally IN(N) – New Restaurant and Beach Club in Lapta

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Totally In(n) New Restaurant and Beach Club in Lapta By Ralph Kratzer Last week I ran into Ün Bitlis, an old friend from my early days in North Cyprus more than 10 years… Continue reading

A Bavarian in India and Sri Lanka – Part 1 – Flying Emirates and Arrival in Kerala

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My travel report A Bavarian in India and Sri Lanka – Part 1 Flying Emirates and Arrival in Kerala By Ralph Kratzer My whole life I have never been a fan of 1.) organized… Continue reading

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

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy April 2015 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

Hash House Harriers in the TRNC – A Brief History of the Hash House Harriers

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Hash House Harriers in the TRNC A Brief History of the Hash House Harriers by tfrsecretary (by courtesy of Richard “Brad” Bradley) Ancient Harriers Hash House Harrier roots extend back to the old English schoolboy… Continue reading

Members of The Foreign Residents (TFR) made the Orchid Walk for Charity

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Members of TFR made the Orchid Walk for Charity By Ralph Kratzer Members of  The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) took part in  the 12th Orchid Walk for charity that… Continue reading

The Anglo Turkish Association (ATA) of North Cyprus – Cancer School Invitation

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The Anglo Turkish Association (ATA) of North Cyprus Cancer School Invitation By Ralph Kratzer I got the information from Pearl Mitchell of The Anglo-Turkish Association of Northern Cyprus that they plan a very interesting… Continue reading

My Travel Report – A Brit in Bavaria – A Bavarian in UK – Part 1 – AUGSBURG

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A Brit in Bavaria – A Bavarian in UK Good old times vs. modern times… Part 1 – AUGSBURG by Ralph Kratzer My girlfriend Sarah is English, I am from Bavaria in Southern… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) – Review of the Year 2014

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Review of the Year 2014 by Ralph Kratzer The year 2014 is now drawing to its close and I want – like last year – to… Continue reading

Heidi Trautmann receives Order of Merit

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Heidi Trautmann receives award from the President of the German Federal Republic By Margaret Sheard…. The name Heidi Trautmann is well-known in the art and culture scene in North Cyprus and as well as… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) – Christmas Dinner 2014

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) TFR Christmas Dinner 2014 by Ralph Kratzer More than 100 members of the association The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) accepted the invitation of the… Continue reading