Thursday, November 6th, 2014

 

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President Eroğlu: “Eide’s proposals were not accepted in Ankara as they entail concessions”

Eroglu

President Derviş Eroğlu said that UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide’s proposals to the Turkish Republic were not accepted as they entailed concessions. Eroğlu added that any precondition laid down by Greek Cypriot side will not be accepted because if Turkish Cypriot side accepted then Greek Cypriot side would continue to ask for more concessions and their demands could even go as far as asking for the return of Güzelyurt. Expressing that Greek Cypriot side demanded territory from various places including Karpaz, Eroğlu stressed that Turkish Cypriot side’s principlesRead More


Siber: “Return, Compensation and Exchange invalidate the Greek Cypriot propaganda that one day, everyone will return to their own home”

Sibel-Siber

Speaker of the Assembly Sibel Siber said that Immovable Property Commission (IPC) is performing a very important task by providing compensation, return and exchange as  solution to the property claims of the Greek Cypriots. Siber added  that by solving the property claims this way IPC is actually securing  bizonallity and also invalidating the propaganda that ‘one day everyone will return to their  own home’. Stressing the importance of the Immovable Property Commission, Siber said that the property issue is the main issue of Cyprus problem and if the Commission became moreRead More


Cavusoglu: “Opportunity window for a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus will not be open forever”

Mevlut-Cavusoglu

Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said “Opportunity window for a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus will not be open forever” Minister Cavusoglu had a meeting with  UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide in his office. During the meeting, Eide stated that he is still optimistic for finding a solution to the long-termed Cyprus problem and added that a solution cannot be reached if negotiations do not continue. Emphasizing Turkey’s will for finding a solution to the Cyprus problem is still strong, Cavusoglu said “Turkey will continue itsRead More


“CYPRUS” THEMED EXHIBITION OPENED BY MERAL EROĞLU

SOS3

President Derviş Eroğlu’s wife Meral Eroğlu opened the “Cyprus” themed art exhibition on Friday, October 31. Istanbul artist Benice Gümrükçüoğlu’s alternative interpretations of Cyprus’s historic buildings and streets are currently on display at Bedesten, Lefkoşa, with the sale of each picture going to SOS Children’s Village. A total of 52 pictures, which are based on photographs taken by the artist’s wife Ayşe Gümrükçüoğlu, are being exhibited – three of which are from the artist’s private collection. Some 18 of the 49 pictures on sale were already reserved on the openingRead More


Random Ramblings

KTHY

One of our Turkish-Cypriot friends recently visited a friend of hers who lives in our capital city, Lefkoşa.  While there her friend told her that a number of saplings had recently been planted in a local park.  As most trees are, compared with the life span of human beings, long-lived, the planting of a tree is an environmental salute to the wellbeing of future generations of human beings.  Indeed, this eco-friendly action is even more laudable if the trees planted are either of a local variety, or if not, stillRead More


One fine day and one fine poppy walk

The 2014 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal kicked off last weekend with a Poppy Walk attracting nearly 150 walkers. Organiser Rachael Lyes said: “Considering the foul weather just an hour prior to the walk commencing we were delighted with the turnout. 140 walkers completed the first 5Kms and a further 35 then went on to do another 5Km lap. The entry fees raised 1,470TL, sponsorship a further 1,350TL and the raffle 540TL, so all in all the event raised almost exactly £1,000 towards the Appeal. We would like to thank Read More


BLOOD DONOR DAY AT TATLISU

BLOOD DONOR DAY AT TATLISU AMBULANCE STATION, TATLISU ROUNDABOUT. MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER starting at 10am. ALL BLOOD TYPES NEEDED SO COME ALONG – DON’T BE SHY, BOOST THE SUPPLY!      


“Confrontation Through Art: Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus”

Project Launching Evening – 7th November 2014  EMAA Capital Art Center, Nicosia, 19:00 The European Mediterranean Art Association (EMAA) and the Rooftop Theatre Group are cooperating in the EU funded project “Confrontation Through Art: Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus”, 2014-2017, and are openly launching the project for the public in an evening of presentations of all the planned activities, with music and wine in the EMAA garden. Dignitaries, artists as well as the wider public are invited to attend. The 30-month long project is funded byRead More


CESV turn to dramatics for a night of training!

After an accident free but enjoyable RBL poppy walk on Saturday CESV members were put through their paces last night in a training event at St Andrews church hall, Girne. Around twenty members of the CESV were joined by two people interested in seeing what we do.  They chose a night of action and surprises to come along as a bit of amateur dramatics was provided by two lovely ladies, Sheila and Judith, who are part of the up and coming Am. Dram, group which has been started at RootsRead More


RBL THEATRE PLAYERS – A reminder.

Following the cancellation of this year’s pantomime the RBL Theatre Players have been busy rehearsing for a one off extravaganza titled ‘Showstoppers’. The event will take place for one night only at the Chateau Lambousa theatre in Lapta on Thursday 4 December with curtains up at 7.30pm. Front of house representative Andrew Cowley said: “Tickets are going like hotcakes and of the 350 available only 65 are now left so if anyone is wanting to attend they should either phone me on – 0533 866 7563 or catch up withRead More


FABULOUS ART EXHIBITION BY FRANCOISE MONCOMBLE

DOGANKOY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ARE PROUD TO PRESENT AS OUR LAST EVENT OF THE YEAR ANOTHER FABULOUS ART EXHIBITION THIS WILL BE SHOWN BY FRANCOISE MONCOMBLE. WE ALSO HAVE THE AUTHOR YVONNE CERKIZ HER BOOK “DENKTAZ A PRIVATE PORTRAIT” WILL BE ON SALE AND SHE WILL BE THERE TO SIGN COPIES. THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY THE 15TH AND 16TH NOVEMBER STARTING AT 10AM AND FINISHING AT 4PM A RAFFLE WILL BE HELD AND 50% WILL GO TO THE CHURCH RESTORATION FUND.   PRE- CHRISTMAS LUNCH TORead More


Kibris Cricket

TRNC’s Keith Lloyd said he was delighted to have been appointed as neutral umpire in last Sunday’s Creditwest North Cyprus Cricket League match between the South’s Nicosia C.C. and Limassol’s Moufflons in the UN Buffer Zone, Keith said he knew the game would be keenly contested, particularly as the Moufflons need league points following their defeat by the TRNC the previous week. Seb Pollington won the toss for Nicosia and decided to bat. The conditions were difficult with a very long outfield following the recent heavy rain. Nicosia buckled downRead More


Is Dennis Grant the only TRNC homeowner to be pleased not to have a kocan?

Disgraced former Cotswold Water Park chief Dennis Grant freed from prison as his luxury villa in Cyprus can’t be sold to repay £300k of ill-gotten gains The former Cotswold Water Park Society chief executive who stole more than £700,000 from the charity has been freed from prison after prosecutors accepted that the luxury villa he bought in Cyprus is ‘not a realisable asset’. Dennis Grant, 67, had been ordered to forfeit £318,949.71 of his ill-gotten gains under the Proceeds of Crime Act with the bulk of that money to comeRead More


Halloween Celebrations

The little black vertical line on my screen has been flashing for the past half an hour, no exaggeration and that’s all because I’ve had no idea of what to write. It’s Tuesday night right now and I’m going back and forth through topics. It seems like I’m on a merry-go-round, except this one doesn’t have anything quite merry about it. Every week I sit in front of my laptop, sometimes open a new note on my phone and begin typing away. There are times when my typing becomes soRead More


Lefkoşa Folklor Derneği launch “Cypriot Intangible Cultural Heritage Project”

Lefkoşa Folklor Derneği (FOLK-DER), launched “Cypriot Intangible Cultural Heritage Project” in World Cultural Heritage Conference organised by Euromed in Limassol. The project implemented by Lefkoşa Folklor Derneği and Kontea Heritage Association was presented to experts from all the four corners of the world, with a bi-communal folk dance performance and an informative presentation of the project coordinator. “Cypriot Intangible Cultural Heritage Project” is a bi-communal project funded by the European Union under the “Cypriot Civil Society in Action” grant schemes. The project is planned for 26 months and aims toRead More


Auction of Promises – in aid of SPOT

A Diary Date not to be missed: Friday December 12th 7pm at Pine Bay Lots of lovely promises to be auctioned off including Reflexology session, windows cleaned, carpets cleaned, Celebration Sponge made to your specifications, Professional singer to sing at your private party and many more. All in aid of SPOT. More details will be posted in the KKT nearer the time – menu details etc…


The Alternative UK News

Meet Gareth Malone’s Children in Need celebrity choir TV choirmaster Gareth Malone wants his Children in Need single to be his third chart topper – but what does he think of his celebrity singers? Gareth Malone admits that 90 per cent of his celebrity choral charges wouldn’t have made it through a typical auditioning process. That said, he’s still hoping that the Children in Need single he’s coaching them to sing gives him his third chart number one. “It’s not a vanity project for anyone; we’re all doing this becauseRead More


Peter Charles Wright, has died aged 77

A FORMER Ventnor hotelier, who was presented to the Queen in recognition of his long voluntary service to the Island, Peter Charles Wright, has died aged 77, following a long illness. Peter and Angela Wright lived here in Catalkoy North Cyprus for several years before returning to the Isle of Wight a year or so ago. Mr Wright, of Medina Park, Folly Lane, Whippingham, was born in 1937 in Wimbledon, South London, and moved to the Island in 1964 as a senior engineer with Decca Radar (now BAE Systems). HisRead More


The Rotary Club of Kyrenia Liman welcomed Rotary District Governor Khalil Alsharif to Girne on Tuesday November 4th

District Governor Khalil visited beneficiaries of Rotarian fundraising and community efforts in both Lefkosia and Kyrenia, before receiving reports from both Rotaract and Rotary Clubs. Rotaractors are young Rotarians (18 – 35 years) who take an active role in their community by organising events such as beach cleaning days, and health awareness seminars.  This month Rotaractors are also taking part in the international initiative “Mo-vember”, to raise awareness of, and funds for, testicular and prostate cancer, and Rotaract representatives Sevim Kofali, Meryem Baltaci, and Havva Ibrahimer were praised by the DistrictRead More