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In memory of the death in 1273 of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi the founder of the Whirling Dervish order I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to repeat our show “Discovering North Cyprus” about the Mevlana or Whirling Dervishes who perform regularly at the Bedesten, Lefkosa.
Girne Mayor Nidai Güngördü made a visit to Girne Open Market before the 30th of August Victory and Feast of the Sacrifice (Kurban Bayram) celebrations and chatted with the citizens and tradespeople.
Mayor Güngördü wished that future festivals will bring happiness, peace, health and success to all and distributed sweets as is the custom to all those he met.
By Margaret Sheard …..
We were unable to attend the opening ceremony of the 9th Ozanköy Pekmez Festival on Friday 25th August, but made our way up to the village on Saturday for the second evening’s entertainment, where Girne Mayor, Nidai Gűngördű and Ozanköy Mukhtar, Mustafa Uzun, were again present.
By Margaret Sheard ……
During a recent visit to the Karpaz for a previously arranged appointment, we took the opportunity of also meeting up with Eva Selwood who had contacted us regarding Çatom Koop, a women’s group which had been formed in Dipkarpaz by Arzu Pürtül. We had a bit of difficulty in locating Eva’s house but suddenly found ourselves at the building from which Çatom Koop operates, so we stopped to talk to the ladies there, who made us very welcome. We telephoned Eva and she soon arrived to greet us.
Introduction by Margaret Sheard …..
Having been present at the unveiling of the Cyprus Rock Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in the UK, I was disappointed that it was not possible to attend the first memorial service which was held on 21st August 2017.
By Margaret Sheard …..
We had been advised of a press conference for the Ozankoy Pekmez Festival which was held on Tuesday 22nd August and we went along to the village square where we met the Girne Mayor, Nidai Gűngördű and Ozankoy Mukhtar Mustafa Uzun. We were also pleased to meet up with Ziya Nasifoğlu, who supplies us with information about events and projects of the Girne Municipality, and following is the information sent to us about the press conference.