Category Archive: Turkish Cypriot Friends

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

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