KibKom Times North Cyprus News


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


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



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


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

“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


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

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

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 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

Cameron asks whether Cyprus can have an exclusive economic zone before the solution of the Cyprus problem

It was reported that during the EU summit in Brussels,  where Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiadis could not attend due to his illness, UK Prime Minister David Cameron asked “Can Cyprus have an Exclusive Economic Zone before the solution of the  Cyprus problem?” and opposed to the Exclusive Economic Zone unilaterally declared by Greek Cypriot Administration in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Greek Cypriot daily Fileleftheros gave the news with the headlines “London and Ankara hand in hand… Cameron objected to the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus Republic at the EURead More

Coffee Cup Conversations

A successful, family run, business in North Cyprus brings almost everyone together: mother, father, son and daughter; for many it makes sense to “keep it in the family”. With arts and crafts an important part of our island culture, again it’s a good business move to work in this field. With over twenty years of experience in his line of work, Hasan Anılır is a man who knows what his country needs and is providing it. On the 5th of November the Anılır Art Gallery opened in Hamitköy, a villageRead More

Pasta Mania Morning at CMC

Sunday 2nd November was the monthly PASTA Mania medal  competition at the CMC Golf Club, Yesilyurt. The weather was not the most favourable, but in spite of the overcast conditions, the rain stayed away and the match was played in climatic comfort. John Eldridge won the competition, with Gary Corness having the lowest gross, Sam Bray had the longest drive and Gary Corness also won nearest the pin. Vice Captain, Steve Neufeld was on hand to present the gift vouchers to the winners and also thanked the  sponsor for theRead More

A photo tour of the Karşiyaka Olive Oil Factory

Three photos from a visit to the old factory near the mosque on 14 November 2002:   Nowadays there is a very hygienic factory nearer to the main coast road – though, unlike its predecessor, it cannot produce extra virgin olive oil.  

President Eroğlu: “As we have Motherland Turkey, as a guarantor, we have a state today”

Stressing that Republic of Turkey which celebrates its 91st anniversary is the greatest security of the Turkish Cypriot people, President Eroğlu said “As we have Motherland Turkey as a guarantor we have a state today, we have security and have hopes for the future”. President Derviş Eroğlu gave a speech at the ceremony that took place at Dr.Fazıl Küçük Boulevard, Lefkoşa due to the 91st anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Turkey. In his speech Eroğlu emphasized that Cyprus issue is not a simple problem as it seems.Read More

“Greek Cypriot side should return to the negotiation table without setting preconditions”

President Dr. Derviş Eroglu stated that the Greek Cypriot side left the negotiation table with intrigues and therefore should return  without setting any preconditions.  President expressed that Turkish Cypriot side will be happy if UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide convinced Greek Cypriot side to return to the  negotiation table following his visits to Ankara, Athens and Cyprus at the beginning of November. Eroglu pointed out that the Greek Cypriot side, which did not leave the negotiation table before when Piri Reis Seismic Exploration Vessel wasRead More

Just for everyone to be aware – beware the hunting season is upon us

Residents of North Cyprus are asked to note that the ‘big game hunting’ season for 2014 will be held between 2nd November until 28th December and hunters will be out in the fields only on Sundays between these dates and also a single Wednesday on the 24th December; a total of 10 days hunting. Here are maps of areas allocated for hunting and areas closed to hunting: The season game range is: Brown Hare (1 per hunter / day) Chukar (5 per hunter / day) Black Francolin (or 5Read More

Safety on beaches with Cypriot invention

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the British entrepreneur of Greek Cypriot origin, part of a wealthy ship owning family, is best known for setting up easyJet the low-cost airline and the Stelmar shipping line, with start-up funds provided by his father. Based on his start in life he subsequently set up a charitable foundation, the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, ( that supports education, and entrepreneurial and environmental initiatives through the provision of funding and advice in the UK, in Monaco, in Greece and in Cyprus. Annually it sponsors awards with a cash prizeRead 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

“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

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