Category Archive: People

Royal Signals in Cyprus 1958 – RIP Robert Leslie Bunton

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Robert Leslie Bunton – Royal Signals in Cyprus the mystery is solved By Margaret Sheard…. We recently had a request from David and Betty Miles who were trying to locate the final resting… Continue reading

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

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy September 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

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) – German Ambassador speaks to TFR

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) German Ambassador speaks to TFR By Ralph Kratzer Tuesday last week, the association The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) had the pleasure and honour to… Continue reading

Suffolk Regiment in Cyprus 1958/59 – News Update

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Suffolk Regiment in Cyprus 1958/59 News Update By Margaret Sheard….. I recently wrote about the ex-servicemen of the Suffolk Regiment who served in Cyprus in 1958/59 and their get-together for the 2015 Minden… Continue reading

Cyprus Talks – British Residents Society – We are concerned, Mr President!

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Cyprus Talks British Residents Society (BRS) We are concerned, Mr President! Intro by Ralph Kratzer Since the election of Mustafa Akinci as President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and the… Continue reading

Internet forums in TRNC – there are such and such

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Internet forums in TRNC there are such and such By Ralph Kratzer Actually, an Internet forum, or message board, is a useful and helpful thing. One is linked with many other members, can… Continue reading

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