Vice President of the European Commision met with Turkish and Greek Cypriot representatives

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VICE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION MET  WITH TURKISH AND GREEK CYPRIOT POLITICAL PARTY REPRESENTATIVES ON FRIDAY 31st AUGUST. Vice President of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic met with representatives of some Turkish and Greek Cypriot political… Continue reading

Dutch Treat at the Aphrodite Restaurant, Lapta

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A Dutch Treat I heard the sound of traditional music and there was Cemal bedecked in traditional Turkish Cypriot dress leading a similarly dressed young partner in traditional Turkish Cypriot dancing to the… Continue reading

Have negotiations for the unification of Cyprus come to a virtual deadlock

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 NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE UNIFICATION OF CYPRUS HAS COME TO A VIRTUAL DEADLOCK FOREIGN MINISTER ÖZGÜRGÜN: “CURRENT PROCESS OF NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE UNIFICATION OF CYPRUS HAS COME TO A VIRTUAL DEADLOCK BECAUSE OF THE… Continue reading

Cyprus Cycle Challenge 2012

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Visit to Ledra Palace For anybody that has walked across the Ledra Crossing through the Green Line buffer zone, it is impossible not to notice that this is a time warp Having made… Continue reading

403 illegal workers, including 100 in construction sector, were found in the TRNC

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“THE NUMBER OF WORKERS IN CONSTRUCTION SECTOR IS EIGHT THOUSAND” TRNC Labour and Social Security Ministry made a statement about the workers working in the construction sector and stated that the expressions that “11,500… Continue reading

Greeks dispute ownership of land sold by a Turkish Cypriot

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TURKISH CYPRIOT LANDS CAUSING PROBLEMS IN SOUTH CYPRUS  It was reported in the Greek Cypriot Newspaper Politis, that a Turkish Cypriot piece of land which was allotted to a Greek Cypriot from Akantu in… Continue reading

Karpaz Boat Disaster – Suspects taken to court

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KARPAZ – SUSPECTS TAKEN TO COURT Last week, 7 Syrian immigrants lost their lives off the coast of Karpaz Peninsula as a result of the sinking of their boat.  Yunus Gulduran, Niyazi Korkmaz,… Continue reading

Was Polly Peck’s Bankruptcy caused by political action

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THE REASON FOR POLLY PECK’S BANKRUPTCY IS POLITICAL Ex-President Mehmet Ali Talat said ‘I have no doubt that the reason of Asil Nadir’s company Polly Peck’s bankruptcy is political’. Talat underlined that it was… Continue reading

Imported TRNC potatoes destroyed in Cyprus fire

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE DESTROYS POTATOES Unsal Ozbilenler, a Turkish Cypriot who has been exporting potatoes officially from North to South Cyprus and rented storage in the South to store the potatoes, has had more… Continue reading

A Russian Musical Soiree in North Cyprus

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A Russian Musical Soiree  I recently met Sergey Eletskikh at the opening of Colibri, the new Russian shop in Alsancak, and we have been keeping in touch, so I was delighted when he… Continue reading

Chimera Restaurant is coffee time

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Coffee at the Old Harbour How many people realise they are sitting by the entrance to the old inner medieval harbour and the bricked up arched entrances can be seen in the high… Continue reading

Notre Dame De Paris

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Quasimodo and Esmeralda It’s late and I was just looking at my Facebook messages and came across a message from Gőnül Gőkberk who is a member of Grup Umut and she has two links… Continue reading

Karpaz Disaster – 6 Dead

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A DISASTER OFFSHORE OF KARPAZ Following the sinking of a boat used for human trafficking offshore of Karpaz on Sunday, six bodies including those of two children were found and recovered from the sea. It is… Continue reading

DEADLOCK IN CYPRUS ISSUE IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF BRITAIN

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Does Britain Benefit From The Cyprus Deadlock? DEADLOCK IN CYPRUS ISSUE IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF BRITAIN   According to the Greek Cypriot Newspaper Filelefteros all the discussions and evaluations on geostrategic projects… Continue reading

The Origins of Turkish Delight

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THE ORIGINS OF TURKISH DELIGHT  in 1776 Bekir Effendi  left his home town of Kastamonu in the mountains of Anatolia and went to Istanbul to set up his confectionery shop I have been… Continue reading

British Forces – Cyprus Cycle Challange

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 Epic Cycle Adventure Around Cyprus The following news has been received from the Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch:- “On the 5th of September 11 Officers/Soldiers from the 29th Regiment Group in Sector 2… Continue reading

1996 and another trip to North Cyprus with a video camera and a 35mm camera

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Yet more memories of North Cyprus We came on another holiday to North Cyprus in November 1996 with both 35mm and video cameras and subsequently made some video grabs of some of the… Continue reading

My Life in North Cyprus – Chaper 3

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MY LIFE IN NORTH CYPRUS  Chapter 3  In 2010 I made a trip to the UK, the first since I had moved to North Cyprus,and I started to think maybe I should go… Continue reading