Thursday, October 2nd, 2014


Kibkom Kwiz

This and that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   1. Joseph Smith founded a religious sect in 1830 – what is it called? 2.Where would you find a ‘Martingale’? 3. The Lord Chamberlains Men were a theatrical company – who was their first famous member? 4.What presentation did the people of France make for the 100th anniversary of American Independence? 5. What is the anatomical name for your shoulder blade? 6. Who was captain of the fictional submarine ‘Nautilus’? 7. Who originated the Penny Post? 8. Which famous man’s ancestors lived at Sulgrave Manor inRead More


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Nami takes part in a panel discussion at Yale University


Last Tuesday, Foreign Minister Özdil Nami spoke at a panel discussion organized by Turkish students of Yale University. Minister Nami, who is the first Turkish Cypriot Minister to speak at Yale University, made a presentation about the Cyprus issue and answered the questions of students and academicians. During his speech, Nami emphasized that the Cyprus issue has been one of the oldest agenda items of the United Nations and expressed that since the start of negations in 1968, numerous rounds of talks have been held to find a mutually acceptableRead More

The Goethe-Institut invites you Join them at the Oktoberfest 2014 on 11th October

A traditional German OKTOBERFEST will be held on Saturday 11th October 2014 starting from 5.00 pm in the garden of the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia (buffer zone next to Ledra Palace hotel) for all lovers of German beer, grilled Bratwurst and other German delicacies. Feel Bavarian atmosphere and German Gemütlichkeit with fun, frolic and music! This year’s Oktoberfest will be organized by Liquid Spirits, Kerma Cyprus/ Münchner Hofbräu and Lytras German Sausages / Nicosia. Moderate prices for beer and food! Admission is free

Ozdil Nami expresses his views and concerns via The Washington Times


Özdil Nami – Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Dear Reader, I would like to provide you with information regarding the on-going negotiation process in Cyprus between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot sides and also provide general information about our country. In order to fully comprehend the reasons behind the Cyprus problem and the negotiation process to find a lasting settlement, it is necessary to have an understanding about the genesis of the problem. The Republic of Cyprus was founded in 1960 in accordance with international treaties. The Turkish Cypriot andRead More

Greek Cypriot footballer branded traitor for joining North Cyprus league, as Sertoğlu urges FIFA to intervene

Dimitris Vasiliou

Promising football developments in Cyprus came to a sudden halt when a young Greek Cypriot footballer was branded a traitor and prevented from making his debut for his new Turkish Cypriot team on Saturday. Last week, Dimitris Vasiliou made history when he signed for first division side Değermenlik, becoming the first Greek Cypriot player in the Turkish Cypriot league. He was expected to play for his new club at the weekend in a match against Hamitköy. However, a massive backlash from nationalists in South Cyprus, who had surrounded his home,Read More

Restoration Project on Apostolos Andreas Monastery starts – at long last

Apostolos Andreas Monastery 2005

With the passing of each year seeing more decay occurring to the fabric and surroundings of the fabled Monastery of Saint Andrew [Apostolos Andreas] at the tip of the Karpasian Panhandle of Cyprus it is pleasing to report that work has, at last, started on the long, long awaited development/renovation project.         Before the Cyprob was born, this monastery was venerated by both Christians and Muslims alike and attracted visitors from the many corners of the island and, in fact, the world. Remember that before the 1950sRead More

Rotary meets Special Needs needs – Happy faces all around at Karakum Special Needs School

There were happy faces all around at Karakum Special Needs School on Wednesday 1st October, when the Rotary Club of Kyrenia Liman delivered much needed Art and Craft supplies to the School. Head teacher Musa Saygi and Art teacher Asuman Gencer received a selection of items from art paper and crayons, to paints, glue and babywipes. As a result of this, it looks certain that the outstanding success of the Karakum Special Needs School Art Exhibition held last June looks sure to be repeated. 2014-15 Rotary Club President Malcolm MitchesonRead More

Greek Cypriot Supreme Court refuses the application on Bayram Holidays in English School

Greek Cypriot Supreme Court refuses the application made by the parents of the Turkish Cypriot students who study in English School in South Cyprus, to respect Bayram holidays. The Turkish Cypriot parents demanded that the first day of Bayram’s be given a holiday as it was before 2013-14 school year. Greek Cypriot Supreme Court after it examined the case decided that “English School is not considered a public institution or department. Although education constitutes public interest it does not make English School a public institution or department”.

The Alternative UK news

WESTERN DAILY PRESS Devon busker to perform at London Literature Festival A busker in Devon will perform at one of the capital’s most prestigious venues after being plucked from obscurity when she was spotted playing in the street. Prize-winning poet Alice Oswald heard Griselda Sanderson busking in Totnes and asked her to join her on stage at Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank as part of the London Literature Festival. She asked her to join the one-off performance of her work Tithonus – 46 minutes In The Life OfRead More

Coffee Cup Conversations

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.” Words taken from a post from a very popular and relatively new Facebook group called Hope 4 Pets North Cyprus. If, like me, you enjoy browsing through the various social media sites available on the World Wide Web then you may have seen messages and photos postedRead More

Özdil Nami meets with Jeffrey Feltman and Herve Ladsous

Foreign Minister Özdil Nami met with Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, and Herve Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations of the UN Secretary-General, within the framework of his contacts in New York. At the meeting with Feltman, Foreign Minister Nami expressed his expectation that the comprehensive negotiations will gain new impetus with the appointment of Espen Barth Eide, the new Special Advisor on Cyprus, and emphasized the significance of maintaining the previously reached convergences between the two sides in order to move the process forward. Foreign Minister Nami also reiteratedRead More

More happy Doggy tails a’wagging – this time in Lefkosia

Sunday morning the 28th September , in Lefkosia was a morning of much tail wagging at the NCSPA Shelter, as the four legged residents of the shelter greeted many visitors who took advantage of the invitation to ‘Come and see us’. Spokesperson for the group ‘Altin Patiler Klubu’, Yeliz Osman Cin, spoke of it as a ‘Wonderful Event’ Whilst the shelter belongs to the North Cyprus Society for the Protection of Animals, the small group of caring and kind hearted locals who became the Altin Patiler give up their timeRead More

Tony’s TRNC Newsround

Petrol price peaks above international prices The cost of petrol peaked on 3rd July 2014 before dropping three times to 3.69 TL per litre. According to international markets, the price that we should be paying is 2.82 TL per litre. Turkey is, after Norway, Holland, Italy and Denmark, the ‘5th country with the most expensive petrol’. Fuel prices in north Cyprus are cheaper than those in both Turkey and south Cyprus. But considering that world petrol prices are around $1.28 per litre and North Cyprus pays $1.68 per litre (approx)Read More

Desmond Lynes – Thanksgiving for his life

Desmond Lynes was a well known and much loved character who lived in Girne spending much of his days in hotels for comfort. He was a faithful member of St.Andrew’s church, and a long time member of the British Residents Society.  Sadly he faced a battle with cancer that he lost and died in Spain earlier in the year. For those who remember him and wish to share in a service of thanksgiving for his life, the invitation comes from St.Andrew’s Church to attend on Wednesday 8th October at 10a.m.Read More

Restoration of Apostolos Andreas Monastery has started

It was stated that restoration of Apostolos Andreas Monastery and the buildings around the monastery has started. Following transportation of icons into the monastery, the main building of the church was closed to visitors, and the monastery has been delivered to the Turkish-Greek partnership contracting company which will restore the church. Restoration project of Apostolos Andreas Monastery was prepared by Patras University in Greece. The restoration of the Apostolos Andreas Monastery will be realized in 3 stages and completed on 30 April 2016. A temporary church is built close toRead More

Bird Bites

Run down of recent observations from the North Cyprus Society for Protection of Birds and Nature KUŞKOR. The Autumn migration is by no means over. In fact for many species it seems to be peaking right now as over the last few weeks we continue to receive exciting observations. Over one hundred night heron were recorded by Birtan Gökeri on 14th September at Sadrazamköy and on 19th Nick Pegler counted 96 purple heron, 235 grey heron and 20 night heron passing his Alagadi Villa. The heron migration now seems toRead More

Home Sweet Home?

I’m finally home. It came quicker than expected, yet the days dragged as Wednesday crawled towards me. It seemed like waiting for the last train to arrive, I was impatient and anxious to board the plane. Boarding cards and luggage checks, farewell phone calls and a change in transit made me feel as though the time would never pass. It did, of course and I’ve been back home in London a week already. Ah my sweet beloved city of rush, grey skies and continuous public transport, once again we reuniteRead More

It’s Savoy Time for NCCCT – a time of joy tinged with sadness

Coffee time again for the supporters of the North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust. This month in October on the 14th, it will be at the grand, sumptuous Ottoman style hotel, The Savoy, in the heart of Kyrenia. Turn up at and for only 10tl guests can enjoy coffee, cake, chat, bargains, raffle and help support this charity which purchases equipment for the hospital to help cancer patients. They have announced that the newly purchased Endoscope arrived at Girne Hospital and was being tested before being paid for. The sumRead More

Jacqueline Jones – new take off time

It’s Today (Thursday) Last chance to support Jacqueline – and KAR Last week it was reported that “Local dog lover and Kyrenia Animal Rescue supporter Jacqueline Jones will be reaching a milestone in her life on Tuesday 30th September – her 70th birthday. To make it a really stupendous day Jacqueline is to jump off Saint Hilarion Mountain in order to raise cash for the TRNC registered animal charity. She will be jumping with Highline Airtours so will be in a tandem situation with one of the company’s operatives. TheyRead More