This website was created in late July 2012 with the object of publishing articles and information not only for the people of North Cyprus but also for the rest of the world to see. Since its creation the site has seen a rapid growth in readership throughout the world
The articles are written by volunteers living in North Cyprus and in other countries who have a desire to express their interests in words, photographs, videos and soundtracks.
The website is basically a community portal giving access to a wide range of information regarding activities and topics going on in North Cyprus and also to bring together the many nationalities living here.
Such has been the recognition locally of this site that the founders, Chris Elliott and Margaret Sheard, have been interviewed by Can Gazi on the local BRT TV program “A Cup of Conversation” and by Denise Phillips on her radio show, “The Main Event” on Bayrak International.
Chris and Margaret were interviewed by Engin Dervişağa for his BRT Vox Pop programme and one year later Engin returned to talk to us to find out how cyprusscene.com was progressing.
Since then after working on a project with a local newspaper it was decided to introduce our own newspaper but due to difficulties with the company producing it for us, we switched to designing and publishing an online e-newspaper and the first issue was published on 2nd December 2017.
Chris Elliott is the founder of “cyprusscene.com” which is intended to be an online community review of both local and other news and interesting and entertaining information.
Chris has had the enjoyment and privilege of writing in two North Cyprus newspapers and he places great value on these experiences as they have allowed him to develop his skills of promoting and publishing news and reviews.
With this thought in mind, Chris wanted to see more permanence of news and interesting articles and therefore built this website to share this information to a wider future audience.
The other interesting feature is that a wide selection of pictures can be shown either in album or slideshow mode plus audio tracks which makes for a far more interesting experience than can be had with a newspaper.
With these facts in mind the CyprusScene.com team are committed to continue their quest to make this a first-class North Cyprus community portal where information can be found and also shared.
We thank you, our many readers, and we look forward to your continued support and future visits.
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Margaret Sheard RIP – 1938 – 2022
She was, a Secretary/PA in the UK, and retired to live permanently in North Cyprus in 2003. In the early days she was involved in a small way with a number of local charities.
She had some month’s experience writing for a local newspaper and had committed to writing for a wider international readership which can be achieved through “CyprusScene”, as editor and proof-reader, as well as an author and she also designed, with great skill, our weekly online e-newspaper
Margaret has sadly gone after a fierce fight against cancer but her memory shines bright in CyprusScene and she will not be forgotten
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Richard Beale is a great happy guy from Bristol in the UK who retired to Northern Cyprus and is loving every minute of it.
Football means so much to Richard and he has been writing many TRNC match reviews including those of his home team Esentepe, and results and future fixtures articles for CyprusScene which are highly read by local readers.
Richard’s style of writing is very entertaining and Margaret as our proof-reader although knowing nothing of football, looks forward to reading Richard’s weekly articles and seeing them published.
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Ahmet Abdulaziz was born in Nazimabad, Karachi, Pakistan on 29th October 1955. As a schoolboy he was very keen on sport, especially hockey but an unfortunate accident resulted in him having to give up his favourite sport and so he then concentrated more on his school work. His eventual profession was as a Chartered Accountant although he also enjoyed contributing as a columnist to a local newspaper.
In 1972 Ahmet’s father decided to leave Pakistan for good and to settle in Istanbul, Turkey. They went and stayed in Istanbul for 3 months before sadly returning to Pakistan.
Ahmet got married in 1987 and in 1991, at the age of 36, he came to North Cyprus with his wife and 3 year old son and settled here where another son and daughter were born. His hobbies are walking/running marathon distances and he is also an accomplished artist.
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