Category Archive: Turkish Cypriot Friends

My beloved Alsancak – A Village in Transition – Part 2

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My beloved Alsancak A Village in Transition – Part 2 By Ralph Kratzer In the years before I have written some articles about my adopted homeland, the village – or nowadays better said… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) – Review of the Year 2015

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Review of the Year 2015 by Ralph Kratzer The year 2015 is now drawing to its close and, like in the years before, I want to give you… Continue reading

Cyprus Reunification – German Reunification: A similar Thing?

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Cyprus Reunification – German Reunification A similar Thing? By Ralph Kratzer Against the background of the reunification talks in Cyprus, I, as a German, have some deeper thoughts. Germany was a separated country… Continue reading

Environmental Protection – Teneke Cocuk, Can Kid – Alu Recycling

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Environmental Protection Teneke Cocuk, Can Kid Bring Hope to our Kids by Recyling used Beverage Cans! By Ralph Kratzer Recycling is still not a big issue in North Cyprus, but there are more… 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

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