November, 2014


Jack Straw: “International community should accept the division in Cyprus”

Jack Straw

UK Former Foreign Affairs Minister Jack Straw called on the international community to accept the division in Cyprus, so that the two communities in Cyprus could develop their relations. Straw gave an interview to Anadolu Agency (AA) and said “If a bi-zonal, bi-communal, happy and united island is possible, it will be the best solution” when he was reminded of the problems faced in the negotiation process. Stating that, however, especially the Greek Cypriot side did not want to accept this, which was observed 10 years ago in the referendum for Annan Plan,  StrawRead More

Ahmet Davutoğlu: “There will be no hesitation in using our rights”

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu reiterated the support of Turkey to the TRNC and said that  both peoples have  equal rights in the exclusive economic zone of the island  and there will be no hesitation in using these rights. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu added that Turkey reiterates its call for peace, solution and intensified negotiations at once in  Cyprus and said: “If this is not possible a joint committee should be established and the natural resources should be used for  promoting peace.  If the Greek Cypriot side say ‘no’Read More

The last issue of The Kibkom Times

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I have decided to close The Kibkom Times as from today, you may continue to enjoy the archives and share any information as you feel relevant (always mentioning the source, of course), until such time they may have to be removed. Thank you all for your faithful readership of the paper, and we wish you all the very best for the Festive Season to you and all you love.  It goes without saying that  all of us connected with The KibKom Times hope that the year of 2015 will hold manyRead More

Coffee Cup Conversations

Have you ever found yourself saying, “I never knew that about so and so”? Sometimes you can be pleasantly surprised by certain things you learn about a friend or acquaintance. I have known Zeki Çeler for many years and always thought of him as a man solely interested in Cypriot culture – in particular folk dancing. However, his relatively recent entry into politics was a surprise to me, but that was before I heard from his own mouth that he actually has a degree in political science and public administration.Read More

Random Ramblings

Today, (27th November), in the Rochester and Strood parliamentary constituency in the UK a by-election is taking place.  Nothing remarkable about this event you may say, and I would tend to agree with you.  EXCEPT, I believe that the Prime Minister, Conservative Party leader, David Cameron, has pleaded with non-Tory voters (Labour, Greens and Lib-Dems etc ) to vote for the Conservative candidate, purely and simply to prevent the United Kingdom Party (Ukip) candidate being voted into parliament! Wow, Mr Cameron, you claim to have been educated at Eton, butRead More

Anastasiades’ brilliant geostrategic adviser

By Loucas Charalambous (Sunday Mail 23 Nov 2014) I THINK I may need to seek the help of a psychiatrist. Some of our president’s incurable obsessions have been pushing me to the brink of madness. One of these is appointments, which he engages in with carefree abandon; his all-time favourite verb is ‘appoint’. It does not matter whether the committees, sub-committees and councils that he thinks up are needed, nor how much they cost.  This does not interest him, as long as can keep appointing people to new positions. EveryRead More

Syrian Refugees are rescued

A Tanzanian flagged ship, named ‘Haj Zaher’, that was carrying Syrian refugees called for SOS the pervious night with the danger of sinking and drifted to the north of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ s Tatlısu coast. The ship  was brought to Kyrenia Tourism port with a successful rescue operation by the TRNC and Turkish teams. The TRNC Coast Guard Command headquarters who received the mayday call on Sunday, had sent a boat from Kyrenia and two boats from Famagusta to the rescue.  Turkey’s coast commander headquarters who  received the sameRead More

BIDEN: “USA supports efforts for uniting the island under the UN leadership”

US Vice President Joe Biden said: “USA supports efforts for uniting the island, as a bi-communal and bi-zonal federation under the UN leadership.” Biden also said: “If there is political will at present, there is a potential for a solution which will be for the benefit of the region including Turkey and the all the  people in the island. In order to achieve this it is necessary to decrease  tension and return to the negotiation table.” After the working dinner he had with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ,Biden madeRead More

“And Chiefly Yourselves”

Live entertainment, Live music, yes the Girne Edwardian Music Hall Society is putting on another Music Hall extravaganza.  Following the success of last January’s production, many of the audience asked for this to become an annual event. And so we are pleased to oblige. Once again you are assured of an evening of melodic and mellifluous merriment. Memorable songs like Down at the Old Bull and Bush, I’ll be Your Sweetheart, Mother Kelly’s Doorstep and many, many more. As last time, the evening will commence with dinner at the Tervetuloa Hotel and Restaurant, Alsancak (near the Golden Lady Statue) followed by theRead More


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Cricket returns to North Cyprus this Sunday

League Cricket returns to North Cyprus this Sunday with the TRNC welcoming the Nicosia Cricket Club. The game will be played at their home ground, the Pia Bella Stadium, near the New Harbour in Girne, starting at 11am. Captain Danish Afridi and the selectors are faced with a difficult choice as they have 3 games in 3 weeks. They had planned to use some of the development players for the fixture, as the game’s long term growth is their major priority. However, the very real possibility of winning their firstRead More

TRNC organizes promotional activity in the UK

Deputy Prime Ministry, Economy, Tourism, Culture and Sports Ministry organized a promotional activity named ‘Road Show’ with the cooperation of Turkish Airlines. According to the information given from the Ministry, the ‘Road Show’ organized with the contributions of Deputy Prime Ministry, Economy, Tourism, Culture and Sports Ministry and with the transportation sponsorship of the Turkish Airlines and took place in 3 separate centers. First part of the activity took place in Edinburgh, second part in Belfast and the last part in Dublin.

CMC – Sunday’s golf competition

It was the second of eight games to find the best players to represent the TRNC in Bulgaria next year and was held at CMC. Perfect weather conditions  produced some  high scores for this full handicap Stapleford competition. The winner was Bertan Ercin with 39 points, second was Dilek Talay and in third place was Mehmet Ozari, with Hasan Garabli having the best gross score. Hasan Kasapoglulari had the only two of the game. Federation President,  Soner Yetkili was on hand to thank all the competitors and present the prizes.Read More

Tatlisu blood donor day

The first Tatlisu blood donor day was held on – 17th November 2014 – at the new ambulance station in Tatlisu. After some advertising of the event in various forms of the media it was good to see so many people turn out ready to do their bit!  Four members of the CESV were there to assist the team if required. They were also there to hand over a pulse oximeter and a portable sphygmomanometer to the ambulance crew on duty. Phlebotomists from Lefkosa set the session up which started atRead More

Carlsberg Winter Darts League – Results

Results & updated league table following matches played on Thursday 20/11/14. Postponed match between O’Live Bar & Ayse Café Bar now scheduled for Friday 28/11/14. Results for matches played on 20/11/2014 Carlsberg Winter Darts League 2014/2015 League Table 24/11/14 LEAGUE P W L F A DIFF PTS BAROOSH FLYERS  8     THE PARK KARSIYAKA  1 BAROOSH FLYERS 9 9 0 68 13 55 68 JESSICS  6  EUCALYPTUS  3 TOLGAS 8 7 1 56 16 40 56 JESSICS 8 8 0 50 22 28 50 O’LIVE BAR  V BAROOSH BANDITS——MATCH POSTPONED EUCALYPTUSRead More

Toys are not just for children and not just for Christmas.

The dogs at the KAR Rescue Centre are sad and bored. They need you to make them some toys and playthings. Plastic bottles, old rags/socks tied in a knot, unwanted soft toys are just a few ideas. The centre is full to bursting and not many of the dogs get a chance to be taken for a walk. Toys and playthings will give them much needed stimulation and fun. A constant supply is needed as they won’t last long with the chewing, throwing about and tug-of-wars that will give themRead More

Christofias makes a call to Greek Cypriot youth for protest

Former Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias who blames Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades for distorting the history made a call to the Greek Cypriot youth to protest against Anastasiades’ government. According to Greek Cypriot daily, Fileleftheros, Christofias underlined that fascism is on the rise  due to  economic crisis in the South and made a call to the Greek Cypriot youth to gather around university students movement and protest against the current regime and put  pressure on  Troika.  

“Natural Resources around Cyprus belong to all Cypriots”

Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yıldız said that natural resources around Cyprus belong to all Cypriots. Minister Yıldız attended a conference in Rome which was organised by EU Term President,  Italy and European Commission on the issue of   ‘ Building Europe-Mediterranean Energy Bridge: Strategic Importance of Europe-Mediterranean Natural Gas and Electric Network’ . Answering  a question regarding the energy sources on the off shores of Cyprus , Yıldız said that natural resources around Cyprus belong to  all Cypriots. Furthermore, Yıldız emphasized the importance of  cooperation in theRead More

Dinçyürek discussed TRNC Water Supply Project with Veysel Eroğlu

Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Hakan Dinçyürek stated that TRNC Water Supply Project is named as the project of the century which will make great contributions to strengthen the life quality, socio-economic structure and agriculture in the TRNC. Dinçyürek met with Turkish Minister of Forestry and Water Management Veysel Eroğlu in Ankara. Stating that TRNC Water Supply Project costs about 1.5 billion lira, Eroğlu said that the issues regarding Water and Forestry will be discussed and added “When the water arrives from Turkey, it will be distributed for drinkingRead More


You are invited to an Evening of Musical-Hall songs, presented by the Girne Edwardian Music-hall Society, directed by Francine Ash. You are assured of an evening of melodic and mellifluous merriment. Memorable songs like Here We Are, Here We Are Again, Down at the Old Bull and Bush, On Mother Kelly’s Doorstep, I’ll Be Your Sweetheart, Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way, If Those Lips Could Only Speak, Ask A P’liceman and many, many more. The evening commences with plated dinner at the Tervetuloa restaurant, followed by the Music hall songs sung by members ofRead More