Category Archive: Turkish Friends

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

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

North Cyprus – The Resurrection of the Corner Bar in Alsancak

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) The Resurrection of the Corner Bar in Alsancak by Ralph Kratzer The first pub that I went into in Northern Cyprus, when I arrived on this wonderful island… 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

Moroccan Night at the Food Lodge – A great Success!

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Moroccan Night at the Food Lodge A great Success! By Ralph Kratzer Last Saturday I had the pleasure to participate in the Morrocan Night at the Food Lodge in Catalköy together with my… 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

Culture – Ramadan – The Month of Fasting

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Ramadan – The Month of Fasting by Ralph Kratzer We are slowly coming to the end of the 2013 period of fasting in the Muslim world, the so called Ramadan. Therefore let me… Continue reading

Northern Cyprus – The world sings and dances in Lapta

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The world sings and dances in Lapta by Ralph Kratzer As announced in my previous article some days ago (to remember – please click here), last weekend came the highlight of the 6th Lapta… Continue reading

North Cyprus – The world is coming together in Lapta

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The world is coming together in Lapta by Ralph Kratzer The 6th Lapta Tourism Festival 2013 is approaching its climax. From 20th to 23rd of June a lot of events take place in Lapta. For… Continue reading

Memories of Ali Yaliman

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Memories of Ali Yaliman By Margaret Sheard Today, Monday 29th April, was the funeral of Ali and we gathered with a large crowd of people who had come to the Kyrenia Mosque to… Continue reading

Ali Yaliman – Memories of the Governor

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Memories of the Governor Ali Yaliman By Chris ELLIOTT North Cyprus is a very small place and you seem to get to know many people and encounter them time and time again, and… Continue reading

6th Lapta Tourism Festival – Motorcycle Tour

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – TFR  6th Lapta Tourism Festival – Motorcycle Tour by Ralph Kratzer Last Sunday I took my girlfriend Heidi and my scooter “Lulu”  to  participate in the motorcycle tour,… Continue reading

Jawa Ali – 30 Minutes with the Secretary – The Foreign Residents in the TRNC

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – TFR 30 Minutes with the Secretary Meeting with Ali Yüksek, called “Jawa Ali”, a biker legend… by Ralph Kratzer Subsequent to my article “Harley Owners Group… Continue reading