Category Archive: Turkish Cypriot Friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pink Month for Tulips – Pink Fun Bowling

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Pink Month for Tulips Pink Fun Bowling by Ralph Kratzer We just got the information that there is another event planned for the Pink October month. Remember, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across… Continue reading

My View – A Highlight in North Cyprus – Dance of Cyprus Whirling Derviş

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Dance of Cyprus Whirling Derviş for Tulips at Bellapais Monastery By Ralph Kratzer We have already published a lot of reports on our websites about “Tulips – Help those with Cancer Association”. Raziye… Continue reading

North Cyprus – The Foreign Residents – Returning to Akincilar

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Returning to Akincilar By Ralph Kratzer I came in contact with Akincilar/Lurucina (Greek Cypriot name: Louroujina) for the first time in my life through our TFR… Continue reading

Aaron Kane in North Cyprus – More to the man than you know

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Aaron Kane – More to the man than you know   By Mary Day Only a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting a gentleman by the name of Aaron Kane… 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

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