October, 2014


Join me on a photo tour of the Kyrenia Wednesday Market

If you are finding that some supermarket vegetables and fruit are not of the quality that you desire, then … why not visit the Wednesday Market on its temporary site between Bariş Park and the Kyrenia Municipality Cultural Centre/Girne Belediyesi Kültür Merkezi? There you can buy superb produce though the stallholders do not display ‘country of origin’. The produce on view ranges from fresh bread, fruit and vegetables, nuts, dried fruit and pulses through to toys, shoes, clothing and tools as well as birds. So, next Wednesday, why not visitRead More

Girne Chemist Rota for November

NOVEMBER 2014 NAME ADDRESS LOCATION TELEPHONE NUMBER   1ST Toren 11 Eczanesi   Omrum Eczanesi VakiflarCarsisi A Blcok No 1   Girne   Karaoglanoglu Cad No 256 Tempo Supermarket Yani Girne   Tempo Supermarket Yani Girne 0392 815 1790   822 2287   2ND Guven EczanesI     AydinEczanesi SalihMiroglu Cad. Ersoy 6 Apt No: 9 A Yukari GIRNE ( Girne Arcicek Hastahanesi Karsis   Karaoglanoglu Cad Beyaz Plaza No 3 Alsancak Girne       By Starling’s known as funky pharmacist 815 2409       821 3361  Read More


This message is advance notice of an invitation to an Evening of Musical-Hall songs, presented by the Girne Edwardian Music-hall Society, (GEMS) directed by Francine Ash on keyboard with instrumental support from Mike Redman (lately of Stringfellas) on banjo. Indeed, following the success of our first Music hall performance in January, earlier this year, we were asked by many to let them know if we will be performing a follow up. The answer is a resounding Yes. Once again you are assured of an evening of melodic and mellifluous merriment.Read More

Bowled Over by CreditWest North Cyprus Cricket

The TRNC C.C. opened the new Creditwest North Cyprus Cricket League with a commanding win over the pre-tournament favourites Moufflons from Limassol, at the Bellapais Stadium last Sunday. The visitors agreed with Team Manager Nigel Holman when he said, cricket around the World enjoys some beautiful grounds, but few could compare with the Bellapais Stadium snuggling between the green mountains and the sea. Others in the crowd were heard to say, George Ward and Keith Lloyd in their formal Umpires attire added the final touches to the scene. It wasRead More


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Tina’s Trabez

The humble onion,can you imagine a recipe without onions in it? This wonderful bulb-vegetable, one of the oldest edible food sources known to humankind, is found in a bewildering array of recipes and preparations, be it your favourite salad, or mouth-watering gravy or curries. It has also been in used in traditional medicines since ancient times for its health promoting and curative properties. Onions are very low in calories (just 40 calories per 100 g) and fats; however, rich in soluble dietary fibre. Onions are rich in allicin which reducesRead More

EXTRA: additional to the ‘Safey’ article

After writing my piece on the joint Cypriot ‘Safey’ venture, I sent this e-mail to the team: Having read with great interest about the intercommunal venture promoting the ‘Safey’ product I am truly surprised that there are none located in the North of the Island. Surely an intercommunal product should be available to the Turkish Cypriots or have they declined the offer? To which The Safey Team very promptly replied: Unfortunately, since we launched ‘Safey’ earlier this year and it actually arrived in Cyprus in June we did not haveRead More

KibKom Kwiz

1. Which British University was the first to admit women to degrees? 2. What unit of Currency is used in Israel? 3. Where would you find Gatun Lake, Gaillard Cut and miraflores Locks? 4. Which British Queen bore fifteen children, none of whom survived? 5. Which two British admirals were shot on their own quarterdeck? 6. Benjamin Franklyn thought of it, and William Willey introduced a bill into the House of Commons but didn’t live to see it implemented. It affects people throughout the world twice a year, including thisRead More

I can’t have a bath…

So you’re probably thinking I’ve turned into a walking bad smell after reading the title of my column. I can assure you that’s honestly not the case, what I mean is that they don’t really have baths here. North Cyprus may be my motherland, but unfortunately there are a lot of essentials missing and plenty they need to catch up on. Almost every summer we’ve travelled to Cyprus as a family since I can remember for the holidays. As I got older and began to go abroad on my own,Read More

“We are watching every step taken by Greek Cypriots and Greeks”


President Dr. Dervis Eroglu stated that every step taken by Greek Cypriots and Greeks are being watched and necessary evaluations are made moment to moment together with Turkey. Eroglu reiterated his call to the Greek Cypriot side to return back to the  negotiation table  instead of creating  tension and later  trying to take advantage of it. Reminding that there is a Continental Shelf Limitation Agreement  between Turkish  Republic of Northern Cyprus and Turkey, Eroglu stated that Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa’s operations are  within the scope of authority transfer made to Turkish PetroleumRead More

Foreign Minister Özdil Nami visits the TCCoC

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Özdil Nami visited the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce. At the meeting, Fikri Toros, President of the TCCoC, congratulated Foreign Minister Özdil Nami for his initiative to open a Representative Office in Hungary, and also expressed his views pertaining to the recent crisis related to the hydrocarbon exploration activities taking place in the Eastern Mediterranean. Foreign Minister Özdil Nami expressed that the TRNC Representative Office in Hungary opened within the framework of the Foreign Ministry’s strong vision aiming to integrate the Turkish Cypriots with the rest ofRead More

Greek Cypriots show strong response to UK, Sweden and Finland

It has been reported that the Greek Cypriot Administration showed a strong response to the UK, Sweden and Finland for the prevention of sending of a ‘note’ by the EU to the UN in relation to the Turkish activities in the so called Exclusive Economic Zone of South Cyprus. Greek Cypriot daily Fileleftheros reported that the content of the note is ‘very harsh and strong’ and the ‘main actor’ of this issue is London. According to the paper Greek Cypriot government Spokesman Nikos Hristodulidis made a statement and said thatRead More

Tina’s Trabez

This week are looking at fish recipes. I have to confess I have not tried any of these as hubby and I can’t eat fish so I hope they resonate with you all! I have tried to put a selection of recipes in… I have concentrated mostly on sea bass and sea bream as this is mostly what I have seen on restaurant menus… Fish and shellfish are good sources of essential vitamins, such as niacin, and minerals, such as selenium and iodine. White fish such as the bream andRead More

KITREB and Greek Cypriot Tourist Guides Association held a joint meeting at the buffer zone

The Board of Directors of Cyprus Turkish Tourist Guides Association (KITREB) and Greek Cypriot Tourist Guides Association held a joint meeting at the buffer zone. At the meeting which took place in Solidarity House it was emphasized that tourism is a peace sector and  the two association’s collaboration  is important for the future of tourism in Cyprus. Preparing proposals for mutual educational activities, overcoming  problems, institutional cooperation and developing the  profession of tourist guides were among the issues discussed at the meeting.

Laden Ince – a singer to watch

Laden Ince

Laden Ince is one of what is now becoming a long line of talented Turkish C ypriots who are making a name for themselves in the world at large. Laden is a young soprano -singing colatura as well as dramatic roles – who is making a name for herself in Germany, and following her appearance at the recent Turksoy opera night at Bellapais and GAU, she flew off to Germany where on the 18th October she took part in a concert with the chamber orchestra ‘Capriccio Fridericiana’ 25th anniversary in theRead More

Incredible monies on an ‘incredible evening’


An extraordinary Quiz Night with extraordinary results was held at The Fez, Catalkoy recently. Hayal and Gary made sure it was a wonderful night for the one hundred and two people who went to this somewhat extraordinary evening, the Alternative Quiz, as the night was full of quizzing and horse racing (no real horses were harmed along the way) and a raffle which is always extremely popular, but with the most extraordinary sum raised for Kyrenia Animal Rescue. An incredible 4630tl was raised and with further donations the sum ofRead More

K.A.R. meets with other animal workers – sharing and learning

Margaret Ray and Gwen Cassell as representatives of Kyrenia Animal Rescue attended the International Companion Animal Welfare Conference held earlier in the month at the Grand Cevahir Hotel in Istanbul. This was the sixteenth conference held by The Dogs Trust, U.K. They were but two of the three hundred delegates from forty one different countries, who had the opportunity of listening over the three days of the conference to twenty seven talks on various subjects and with ten different work shops . Among the subjects covered were ‘Shelter Building’, ‘AskRead More

A new flag for Cyprus??? Do we need it, and why?


As long ago as 2003, the United Nations held an open competition for the design of a new flag for a united Cyprus.  For some strange reason, never explained, no winner was ever announced, and the entire matter disappeared. Nothing more was said at all. For designers, Jenny Stevens and Ernest Fasanya, this was an interesting challenge, and they admit that they submitted a number of entries. To them this was an important matter, especially as Ernest was born in Dhekalia. As Jenny says “Coming across this work again recentlyRead More

The pinkest of weekends is NOW – 24th, 25th and 26th October

All this month, the Golden Girls of Tulips, Carole King and Sue Tilt have been organising events to raise awareness and funds for The Help Those with Cancer charity as part of the global ‘Pink’ time as steps along the way to try to help cancer sufferers and to work towards the day when research will find an answer to eliminate this killer disease. Not only they have been organizing, but local restaurants, businesses and schools, banks, supermarkets and more have all been playing their part, and the story isRead More

I’m still a tourist…

Last Thursday at around 10.AM, my dad turned up at the office I work at. Having planned that we’d go to apply for my citizenship two days before, I knew he’d be coming at some point that day. We had all the documents that were needed except my birth certificate, or at least that’s what I thought. Little did I know what was in store, it was 11.30AM when we left the office and drove to the nearest and affordable photographers to have my photos taken. Four passport sized photosRead More