Tag Archive: Turkey

Cyprusscene Announces Tour of Demetra George and ATEŞ and DIVA

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On November 24, 2016, a hot new show premiered at Bellapais Abbey entitled ATEŞ and DİVA. It was the brainchild of Demetra George Mustafaoglu, former Miss Oklahoma, Grammy List Nominee and Recipient of the US… Continue reading

Kevin Galloway of TVMRU, Rest in Peace

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Kevin Galloway  3rd December 1951 – 4th March 2017   By Terry Carter……… Founder of 112/CESV Emergency Service Volunteers……. I first met Kevin whilst working at the medical centre at St. David’s Barracks… Continue reading

Enosis and is Cyprus changing its mind yet again?

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By Chris Elliott……. The Presidents of South Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus have been meeting each other with their respective teams at meetings promoted by the UN to try to find… Continue reading

The new face of North Cyprus: Ercan Airport says Hürriyet

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By Chris Elliott…… You have to see it to believe it! Yes, since those days many years ago when I first arrived in North Cyprus at Ercan airport despite the ongoing international embargoes,… Continue reading

Cyprus Treaty of Guarantees, what’s it all about and is it still needed?

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By Chris Elliott…….. In the past week the world has started to look at sleepy North and South Cyprus and take interest in the UN efforts to try and help the two communities… Continue reading

Geneva and Erdogan’s statement on Cyprus Guarantees

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In this past week during which the Geneva Peace Talks and 5 Party Conference was held, it has been very difficult perhaps due to the language issues to get a clear picture of… Continue reading

The Cyprus Talks – What’s it all been about and where is it going?

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By Chris Elliott…….. Having lived in Northern Cyprus for a number of years it’s not surprising that I should develop an understanding and sympathy for the Turkish Cypriot plight and more so when… Continue reading

What dangers does Turkey face from terrorists?

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Mehmet Nesip Ogun on Istanbul’s nightclub attack   By Chris Elliott…… Living in Northern Cyprus for many years, I believe I have learned a lot about the truth of the Cyprus problem that… Continue reading

TRNC Officials condemn recent Istanbul Attack

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TRNC Officials condemn recent Istanbul Attack State and government officials have issued messages in reaction to Sunday’s terrorist attack [in a famous nightclub] in Istanbul which claimed the lives of 39 people. President… Continue reading

TRNC: Our Struggle for Existence

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By Chris Elliott……. The joy of Christmas is almost with us and so many people are looking forward to a peaceful New Year but for the Turkish Cypriots in Cyprus in 1963 this… Continue reading

Cyprus Negotiations: Eide says Turkish President Erdoğan ready to deal on Cyprus

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Cyprus Negotiations: Eide says Turkish President Erdoğan ready to deal on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is ready to “play ball” on reaching a deal to reunify divided Cyprus… Continue reading

The 33rd National Day of TRNC – “Eyewitness Report” from Berlin

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The 33rd National Day of TRNC “Eyewitness Report” from Berlin By Heidemarie Blankenstein (translated by Ralph Kratzer) Celebrations on National Days are conventional institutions of most countries which cultivate diplomatic exchange. I was fortunate… Continue reading

My Travel Report Cappadocia – Journey to a strange Planet

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My Travel Report Cappadocia – Journey to a strange Planet By Ralph Kratzer There are some bizarre landscapes on our beautiful planet. One of the most peculiar ones is certainly Cappadocia in Central… Continue reading

Electricity supply agreement via Turkey to be signed today 11th October 2016

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By Chris Elliott…….  Today an agreement will be signed by Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister, Berat Albayrak, and TRNC Economy and Energy Minister, Sunat Atun and work will commence soon on the… Continue reading

Silent Diplomacy in Turkey – Looking back at how it happened

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Silent Diplomacy by Roger L. Jennings   By Ismail Veli……. Turks and Greeks often discuss history from their perspective. Many clearly have their own preconceived ideas or axe to grind. History is never as… Continue reading

Turkey – The Origins of Cheese and Yogurt

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By Ismail Veli………. Its unimaginable to travel to any country across the globe and not find cheese or yogurt. These two dairy products have become part of the human diet and their popularity… Continue reading

TRNC President Akıncı says: Cyprus deal possible in 90 days

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TRNC President Akıncı says: Cyprus deal possible in 90 days A peace deal can be reached on Cyprus within 90 days if both sides of the divided Mediterranean island are willing and decisive… Continue reading

Erenkoy Commemoration 52 years and the Truth

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By Steven Roberts…….. I first found out about Erenköy (Kokkina in Greek) and the fierce battle that raged in this otherwise sleepy north west corner of the island in the ‘Rough Guide to… Continue reading