Category Archive: Turkish Cypriot Friends

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

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 – Bowling Cup of the Nations – January 2014

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) TFR Bowling Cup of the Nations January 2014 By Ralph Kratzer The first bowling tournament in the new year was the best-attended since the launch of… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – Picture Gallery 2013

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC Picture Gallery 2013 By Ralph Kratzer In addition to my “Review of the Year 2013″ about the events, trips and travels of “The Foreign Residents in the… Continue reading

North Cyprus- July 1974, War and imprisonment at Lefke by Ismet Ustuner

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July 1974, War and imprisonment at Lefke By Chris Elliott This article by Ismet Üstüner is part of a larger work he is developing, which contains many of his experiences of battles with… Continue reading

Lapta North Cyprus – Memorial Football Tournament

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Lapta Belediye – Memorial Football Tournament By Margaret Sheard Most of the British expatriate community will be celebrating Christmas Day on Wednesday 25th December and it seemed strange to receive a notification from… Continue reading

“Our Place” by Yusuf Salih – a poem by a Turkish Cypriot

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OUR PLACE a poem by Yusuf Salih By Chris Elliott From time to time we are asked to publish items submitted by our readers and followers and we have received another poem from… Continue reading

“Lost” by Yusuf Salih – a poem by a Turkish Cypriot

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“Lost” – a poem by Yusuf Salih By Margaret Sheard From time to time we are asked to publish items submitted by our readers and followers and we have received something very different… Continue reading

Efes Blues Festival 24 – North Cyprus November 2013

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Efes Blues Festival 24  North Cyprus November 2013 By Ralph Kratzer The Efes Blues Festival 2013 takes place in 16 cities of Turkey and also in Kyrenia, North Cyprus! I had been there… Continue reading

Turkish Republic Day celebrated in Kyrenia, North Cyprus

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Turkish Republic Day celebrated in Kyrenia by Ralph Kratzer The 90th anniversary of establishment of the Turkish Republic was marked yesterday with ceremonies in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus alongside Turkey. Details… Continue reading

Oktoberfest at the Goethe-Institute Cyprus

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Oktoberfest at the Goethe-Institute Cyprus By Ralph Kratzer On Saturday, 12th October 2013, the  Goethe Institute of Cyprus held the German  traditional “Oktoberfest” in Nicosia. The real… Continue reading