Prophecy, mystery or coincidence?
|The Christian Cultural Heritage in Turkey and Northern Cyprus came into the news recently, and accusations were made that not enough was being done in the north regarding the free practice of religious rights and freedom of beliefs and also the care, restoration and maintenance of those buildings which for decades or centuries had been used for Christian worship across the North.
The truth is that much has been done, but there is more, much more that needs to be done to restore buildings whose very walls are soaked in prayer but which have been left to fall into disrepair over the last decades for a myriad of reasons.
Bengu's passion to help others lives on through sister Burcu
A year ago the name of Bengu Shail was spreading across Northern Cyprus as a bone marrow match was sought to save her life. Many people signed up to register for the Bone Marrow Donor list, and it was Berke Ertopaloglu of Lapta Belediye who was largely responsible for events country wide to find that donor.
A donor was found eventually, but in the United States of America, and Bengu, the girl with the big smile and big heart who loved life, received her potential gift of life only to have it snatched away, as other medical problems kicked in.