Thursday, October 23rd, 2014


Mayor Mehmet Harmanci: “Let’s make Lefkosa a peace model”

Mayor of Lefkosa Turkish Municipality Mehmet Harmanci said Lefkosa could be a peace and reconciliation model with joint cooperation programs. Mayor Harmanci, who gave  an interview to the  Greek Cypriot daily Haravgi, stated that he proposed his Greek Cypriot counterpart Konstantinos Yorgacis the issue  of joint  cooperation programs which would affect the daily lives of both Turkish and Greek Cypriots  and  will make Lefkosa a peace and reconciliation model. Mayor Harmancı stated that he met three times with his Greek Cypriot counterpart Yorgacis and  besides their ideologic differences, they believedRead More

Coffee Cup Conversations – repeat with video

If there is one public figure that is synonymous with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus it has to be founding President Rauf Raif Denktaş. Regardless of whether people agreed or disagreed with his political views, he was a very popular leader – a true gentleman. In spite of his busy schedule he always found the time to meet and spend time with people from all walks of life. His warm smile and charming personality meant that he was a well respected man. So it’s not surprising to hear thatRead More

Karsiyaka Turtle Watch celebrates the end of this year’s watch

On Friday 17thOctober the ‘Friends of SPOT’ and ‘Karsiyaka Turtle Watch’ got together for their annual end of season meal at Hotel Tervetuloa, Alsancak.  After a fantastic buffet meal served by Afet and her staff, Robin Snape (SPOT – Society for the Protecton of Turtles) gave a presentation about Turtle Protection in North Cyprus including Guzelyali, the beach which the KTW monitors and which was recognised by the Ministry of the Environment in 2014, and spoke of its future reconstructions. This was particularly  informative  for the new the members ofRead More

Mayor of Paphos under arrest

According to the Greek Cypriot press, the Mayor of Paphos Savvas Vergas has been under arrest due to trying to throw police off track and sending messages of threat regarding Aristo land scandal case from the telephone bought by him and used by one of Paphos Municipality staff. Vergas faces charges of conspiring to commit a felony, conspiring to commit a misdemeanor, sending written death threats, interfering with a court procedure and sending harmful texts.

From Drizzle to Dry at CMC for NCF President’s Cup

Last Sunday’s golf at the CMC , Yesilyurt, started with a slight drizzle, which created a bit of a ‘damper’ among the forty three players who took to the greens in the strokeplay competition, the North Cyprus Federation President’s Cup. In no time at all the weather cleared into what was described as ‘nice golfing weather’ and the Cup was won by Phillip Channings. The best gross was won by Hasan Garabli, with Gulay Garbali second and Phil Mitchell third. Brina Flanigan was second best net and David Charman wasRead More

Greek Cypriots’ demand to return to North refused by USA Federal Court

After Europe, it also became a case-law in the USA, that the Greek Cypriots has no right to return to the North. USA Federal Court refused the Greek Cypriots’ demand to return to North Cyprus and / or being compensated, on 9 October 2014. The Greek Cypriots tried their chance in the USA as well after the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on 27.05.2010; however they could not find what they expected. The ECHR’s judgement    was “The houses which the Greek Cypriots left in North CyprusRead More

Jessics adds more pink to Pink Month in a blushing success!

    One of the successful events for pink Month was held on Sunday 19th October at Jessics Bar in Lapta. Mus the owner provided the premises and gave 5tl for every meal sold, and put together some great prizes for a raffle, aided and abetted by Bill Hodgson and John Smith who worked extremely hard organising an auction and selling raffle tickets on the night. Karl Rugg added his talents as auctioneer encouraging people to part with their hard earned cash. The evening went with a swing largely helpedRead More

Money pours in to save Cyprus’s ruins

After years of sniping, by both communities on Cyprus, with regard to the decaying fabric of mosques and churches on the ‘wrong’ side of the buffer zone, there is tangible movement in their preservation for future generations. Following the agreement to resume intercommunal talks on 21st March 2008, the representatives of the two leaders agreed to set up a number of working groups and technical committees on a number of issues. This was followed, on 22 April 2008, by the groups and committees starting four months of meetings resulting inRead More

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Come along to LAMBOUSA Markets, ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR, everyone welcome. Come and grab a bargain Sunday 2nd.November from 10 am- 2pm. Refreshments available. Contact Ian on 0533 8730301 Or 0533 8630425 for more information.

KibKom Kwiz

The name of which legislative house is derived from the Latin for’ Old Man’? The Great North Road A1 in U.K. starts in London, but where does it end? Which is the only one of the United States to have a single syllable name?  The Mazurka is a dance from which country? Hever Castle in Kent was the childhood home of which Queen of England? If in France you ordered a ‘Pampelousse’  what would you get? What other sport is played at Wimbledon besides Lawn Tennis? By what title wereRead More

The Alternative UK News

Restoration work begins on the Mackintosh building Leading conservation architect Julian Harrap told the event, hosted by GSA at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, that the art school would be “under international scrutiny” after news of the fire in May raised the global profile of the building. The Grade A listed building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh lost about 10 per cent of its structure in the blaze on 23 May, and 30 per cent of its contents including Mackintosh’s library. Mr Harrap said: “The building was well known before,Read More

Dad’s Army is back – but not as we knew it

Dads Army logo

It was on 31st July 1968, in the days of black and white television, that the BBC aired the first episode of the TV comedy ‘Dad’s Army’ about the Home Guard during the Second World War, entitled ‘The Man and the Hour’. It was set in the then ‘present day’ of 1968, in which Mainwaring is seen addressing his old platoon as part a talk he gives on the contemporary ‘I’m Backing Britain’ campaign – Coming as it did only just over a decade after sweet rationing ended and withRead More