Tag Archive: Heritage

The Gamblers Inn or Kumarcılar Han, Lefkosa is opening

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By Chris Elliott…. With so much news and memories arriving on the publishing desk of cyprusscene.com we were delighted to hear from our good friend, John Aziz Kent about the progress of the… Continue reading

Crowds flock to Eco Day at Buyukkonuk 2016

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By Steven Roberts…….   The normally quiet village of Buyukkonuk (or to use its original Arabic name – Kobi Kebir) attracted thousands of people to its ‘Eco Day’ on Sunday 9th October 2016. The… Continue reading

Northern Cyprus and the Dawn Vigil 2016 as Peace and Freedom Day Approaches

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By Chris Elliott…… Sadly events in Turkey in the past 5 days have created an air of uncertainty here in Cyprus on both sides of the divide and also around the world and… Continue reading

Cyprus Aviation History – Part 4 – Cyprus Turkish Airlines KTHY

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Cyprus Aviation History – Part 4 Cyprus Turkish Airlines – KTHY By Captain Emre Unel….. Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KTHY, Kibris Turk Hava Yollari) was established in December 1974 in Nicosia with shares equally… Continue reading

Cyprus – Frozen images of the past. Nostalgia opposed to reality!

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Cyprus – Frozen images of the past. Nostalgia opposed to reality!   By Ismail Veli…… We live in an age of high tech computers, TV, satellites etc. At a press of a button… Continue reading

Funerals in Cyprus by Lois Cemal

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FUNERALS IN CYPRUS Personal Notes on Funerals in Cyprus by a foreign wife   PASSING ON By Lois Cemal…. About a month after arriving in Cyprus while I was out visiting a friend,… Continue reading

Kuwaiti Fine Art Exhibition in Nicosia at Famagusta Gate

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Kuwaiti Fine Art Exhibition in Nicosia at Famagusta Gate   By Heidi Trautmann…… The best links between countries are established through art, artists are therefore often called ambassadors of culture. They should be… Continue reading

Omer Faik Muftuzade OBE and Queen’s Gallantry Medal awards

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Ömer Faik Müftüzade OBE, MBE and Queen’s Gallantry Medal awards As told by his son Hakki Müftüzade   By Margaret Sheard…. I met Hakki Müftüzade in 2015 at a Rotary event and he has… Continue reading

Trident Aircraft 5B-DAB at old Nicosia Airport

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The sad story of 5B-DAB Trident Aircraft Old Nicosia International Airport   By Margaret Sheard…. As a result of a recent trip to Wayne’s Keep in the Buffer Zone and a drive around… Continue reading

Gecitkoy Dam visit by ex-servicemen of Suffolk Regiment in Cyprus

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The Suffolk Regiment “Old Boys” in Cyprus – 56 years on   By Margaret Sheard….. We catch up with some of the Suffolk Regiment “old boys” when they come to Kyrenia for the… Continue reading

Newman’s Farm and Yusuf Ziya

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PC 554 Yusuf Ziya (Muslu) and the on-going story of Newman’s Farm   By Margaret Sheard…. I have been very absorbed in the story of Newman’s Farm over the last 2-3 years with… Continue reading

Buyukkonuk Eco Day – 11th October 2015

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Bűyűkkonuk Eco Day By Margaret Sheard….. Having missed a couple of the Eco Day events in Bűyűkkonuk this year and also having another commitment for Sunday 11th October, rather than miss this Eco Day,… Continue reading

Heidi Trautmann – new book launch at Milli Arşiv

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Heidi Trautmann – New Book launch and exhibition at Milli Arşiv   By Margaret Sheard…. Heidi finally finished her book “Art and Creativity in North Cyprus – Volume II”  and the launch was… Continue reading

Kemal Boral – Shoemaker of Karaoglanoglu

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There is a Shoemaker in Karaoğlanoğlu   By Heidi Trautmann…. Heidi Trautmann Column – Let’s talk about culture…..and the lost art of shoe-making Right in the centre of the village on the road… Continue reading

Cyprus – Ahmet Rasim – Shoemaker or Soldier?

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Ahmet Rasim – Shoemaker or Soldier? By Margaret Sheard…..  Having written an ex-serviceman’s memories of Cyprus in the late 1950’s, together with Bob Scott, a mystery evolved about a military gentleman who used… Continue reading

North Cyprus – Dawn Vigil 2015 and Celebration

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TRNC Dawn Vigil 2015   By Margaret Sheard…. Strange coincidences sometimes occur and my mind went back to 2011 when, while making my way to the area of the Dawn Vigil, I tripped… Continue reading

41st Anniversary of Peace and Freedom Day

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41st Anniversary of Peace and Freedom Day The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is preparing to celebrate the 41st anniversary of the 20th of July Peace and Freedom Day. The Peace and Freedom… Continue reading

Osman Balikcioglu – Caher of Alikko and Caher fame

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Osman Balikcioğlu of Alikko and Caher fame By Margaret Sheard…. Many of the older generation Turkish Cypriots will remember Alikko and Caher radio programmes back in the 1960’s.  Sadly Kemal Tunç who portrayed… Continue reading