Thursday, September 11th, 2014


European Rally Championship’s Cyprus leg to be held on 19 September in the TRNC

European Rally Championship’s Cyprus leg will be held on 19 September. Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Economy, Tourism, Culture and Sports Serdar Denktaş inspected the park where the rally will take place. Denktaş drew attention to the contribution of the organisation to our country, youth and sportsmen. Chairman of  “Rally Committee of the Cyprus Turkish Touring and Automobile Association” Kişmir stated that world-famous pilots will race in the rally and added that their aim is to make North Cyprus  memorable for them. Kişmir also added that rally is expectedRead More


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The Rotary Club of Kyrenia Liman welcomes Rotarians from Turkey and USA

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Kyrenia Liman Rotarians welcomed the Rotary Club of Alanya to North Cyprus on Friday night. The dinner at the Rocks Hotel was attended by Rotarians from both Clubs, and Club Presidents’ Malcolm Mitcheson and Zulfikar Bozdogan exchanged Club flags. Kyrenia Liman Rotary already has strong ties with the club having visited Alanya two years ago, and the two clubs support each other’s projects. It was a busy week for the Kyrenia Liman Club, who had welcomed visiting Rotarians from Portland Oregon to their weekly Wednesday Evening meeting at the DomeRead More

Minister Nami meets with UK Minister of State Lidington

Minister of Foreign Affairs Özdil Nami met yesterday with the Rt. Hon. David Lidington, Minister of State for Europe, of the United Kingdom. During the meeting which lasted nearly an hour, Minister Nami described the current stage of the negotiation process, along with the various challenges of the process and reasons behind its stagnation. Foreign Minister Nami expressed it is incomprehensible that the Greek Cypriot side does not respect the previously reached convergences and disregards them. Minister Nami also explained that such approaches of the Greek Cypriot side are obstructingRead More

Coffee Cup Conversations

The number of charities organising fund raising events – and the variety of activities organised by hard working committee members – is increasing day by day. There isn’t one week in the TRNC that passes by without a coffee morning or quiz night being held in a popular restaurant, bar or hotel. Many organisations have at least one major fund raising event a year; but one well established cancer charity has to operate in ‘top gear’ all year round. The Help Those With Cancer Association was founded twenty-one years agoRead More

Love, Life is peace is you

Opening on September 18th and running until September 25th, is an exhibition by the Lebanese artist Nada Itani.  The exhibition is curated by Ipek Denizloi Karagoz and will be opened  on the 18th at 7p.m. by Dr Dervis Eroglu and his wife. Recently the artist was part of an International Art Workshop organised by Ms Karagoz but now she is exhibiting her work as a solo exhibition, thanks to the generosity of the President’s Office. Sep 18 – 25 : Art Exhibition at Atatürk Cultural Centre Nicosia with Nada ItaniRead More

New moves by Alsancak Mayor concerning stray dogs

There is concern in the Alsancak Municipality area concerning the future of stray dogs.  The new Mayor Firat Ataser has issued an official letter which has been delivered to some but not all, households in the area, with a warning. The warning, roughly translated, states that stray dogs in the area are causing concern and creating disturbances, and consequently the municipality will be taking whatever action they feel needs to be taken, plus a warning to tell dog owners to keep their pets at home. There are fears by someRead More

Whirling for wholeness

Bellapais Abbey rarely has an event where it is standing room only, plus the importation of extra chairs form the adjacent restaurant, but it happened on Sunday 7th September. Seven of course (for those into numerology) is one of those ‘lucky ‘ numbers which certainly proved ‘lucky’ for Tulips/Help those with Cancer. For the first time, the innovative fund raisers, Sue Tilt, Carole King and of course with the blessing of Raziye Kocaismail, the founder of this cancer charity which has helped so many people. persuaded the Mevlane (The WhirlingRead More

Grateful Police

A policeman’s lot is not a happy one (said Gilbert and Sullivan) but it was a ‘thankful’ one in Cardiff recently. Due to the visit of Obama and other world leaders to Cardiff, some 9,500 extra police were drafted in from every force. Each force was posted to different areas and it involved long shifts. One force form Hampshire were in a good place where the local residents cared for them supplying them with cakes and drinks. So grateful were the visiting police that they posted a Thank you noteRead More

Bird Bites

In the Cyprus bird world the summer is the shortest season. The spring migration died off in early June and by late July the first returning migrants are already on their way back to Africa. Since late July we have had reports of flocks of Glossy Ibis tracking West along the North coast, with hundreds, sometimes thousands of individuals passing every day. These are continuing to pass even now but are increasingly being joined by grey and purple herons with flocks of over 200 being reported during the last week.Read More

Cyprus – House of Commons Hansard Debates for 9th Sept 2014

[Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] 2.30 pm Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate) (Con): It is a pleasure to speak in this important debate under your chairmanship, Mr Streeter. I welcome this opportunity to raise the issue of Cyprus. I also welcome the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), to his post; he will respond to the debate. It should be noted that a number of my hon. Friends are not present. In fact, there are not aRead More

Halfway House has full house generosity

The proprietors of the Halfway House at Edremit have been fully supportive of a group of Quizzers, who under the organising skills of Sylvie Austin and Corinna Phillips have been holding a weekly quizzical evening and raising funds for Tulips. A unique system of fund raising has been implemented by this band of caring people, for as Sue Tilt and Carole King have reported, there is no fee to take part in the quiz, but anyone wishing to participate is asked to collect their small change throughout the preceding weekRead More

Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades does not accept agreements made in the past

President Derviş Eroğlu, during one of his meetings yesterday, stated that the Annan Plan was not accepted and therefore the two sides continue to meet at the negotiation table. President Eroğlu added that  the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades stands at a point where he does not even accept the agreements reached in the past. Eroğlu also stated that a technical committee was established  to deal with the  opening of new  gates  which  is almost non functional. President Eroğlu noted that opening of Aplıç border gate will benefit Greek Cypriots more  than Read More


Greek Cypriot Foreign Ministry expressed its “deep disappointment” over Minister Nami’s high level  contacts in UK The Greek Cypriot administration expressed its “deep disappointment” over  Foreign Minister Nami’s high level meetings that took place in the UK and his planned  visit to the US in the following days. According to the Greek Cypriot daily Fileleftheros and other newspapers, the Greek Cypriot administration  warned Foreign Affairs Ministries and their Embassies in South Cyprus  of both countries. It was also reported that political parties in South Cyprus also expressed their discomfort over Nami’sRead More

Need a Supper Event ticket from Children in Need? Then hurry, hurry, hurry.

A Supper Event with a great menu of food and music is almost a sell out and will be soon! Less than thirty tickets remain for this event to be held on September 24th at the Colony Garden.  This wonderful show will feature the four lead singers from the New Jersey nights Show. These few remaining tickets are available at the three sales centres, namely Colony Hotel Reception, the DVD Shop at Catalkoy, or the Property Centre in Alsancak. And this evening is not only about music and food, butRead More

Two lucky people will be enjoying holidays courtesy of Cyprus Paradise

The KAR Grand Draw produced two fortunate winners. Five p.m. on Wednesday 10th September was a magic moment for two lucky people as Kyrenia Animal Rescue drew the winners of its Grand Summer Draw. The event was held in the ground s of the Pia Bella Hotel, one which is used by Cyprus Paradise, who were the donors of the two exciting prizes – the first being a one week’s holiday for two at the Pia Bella Hotel, including half board and flights from U.K Stanstead, while the second isRead More

Baroness Meral Ece: “I Met Ozdil Nami on Monday, and we had a chance to discuss how we in the UK Parliament can support these efforts for peace, and to end the isolation of Turkish Cypriots.”


Within the framework of his contacts in London Foreign Minister Özdil Nami met with Chairman of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for the  Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Lord Sharkey and Deputy Chair Baroness Meral Ece yesterday. Nami briefed Sharkey and Ece about the latest stage reached at the Cyprus negotiation process. At the meeting, Foreign Minister Nami underlined that his main aim is to learn, as one of the interested parties, the UK Government’s views about the stalemate reached at the negotiations and how it could be overcomed andRead More

Minister of Foreign Affairs Özdil Nami met with UK Minister of Justice Hughes

Minister of Foreign Affairs Özdil Nami met with UK Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties and Deputy Leader of Liberal Democrats Rt. Hon. Simon Hughes within the framework of his contacts which started in London on Monday. The Cyprus problem and negotiation process were discussed during the meeting of Nami and Hughes. Minister Nami underlined that the reason of deadlocks at the negotiation process is that the past convergences adopted by Talat-Christofias are accepted by Turkish Cypriot side but not by leader of Greek Cypriot side Anastasiadis. NamiRead More

News from Home 4 Co-operation

Join Two Little Chefs at Home Join Two Little Chefs every Tuesday and Thursday for lunch between 12-4pm at Home for Cooperation. Two Little Chefs will be preparing vegetarian, wholesome, homemade food for you to enjoy. For more information and details please visit facebook page: ‘The two little chefs in a green kitchen’. See you on Tuesday the 16th for a great lunch! Free Turkish Course 27-28 September If you want to go from zero Turkish on Saturday to proficient Turkish speaker by Sunday, here’s your chance! Saturday 27 forRead More

Breakthrough for foreigners at court hearings

The Making North Cyprus Better Movement reports a precedent in court procedure which could transform Court hearings in North Cyprus for non-Turkish speaking people. As Malcolm Mitcheson, one of the MNCBM states “If this un-obtrusive Court Process is allowed by the Courts in general, it could herald a better understanding for non Turkish speakers of what goes on in North Cyprus Courts. To date the Civil legal processes have appeared something of a mystery to non-Cypriots. ” The ‘process’ to which he refers is a system which allows a translator toRead More