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Random Ramblings

A few days ago, preparing for a social evening with friends I opened, well, “tapped” I suppose, a 5 litre box of wine.  This action, compounded with a recent viewing of Simon Reeve’s travelogue about Australia, set my little brain into contemplation mode about how my, and, I presume other peoples, attitude to wine has changed over the recent decades. “When I were a lad” in Rhodesia, bars and shops were stocked mainly with beers and spirits, but very few wines, despite neighbouring South Africa being a major wine producer. Read More


Random Ramblings

Thank-you, Nicos Anastasiades, for the best Bayram present EVER! On 7th October (the last day of the four day Islamic Kurban Bayram – Feast of the Sacrifice), the Greek Cypriot President, Nicos Anastasiades, gave the TRNC president, Derviş Eroğlu, the best Bayram present EVER!  He threw all of his toys out of his pram, and then withdrew himself and the rest of the Greek Cypriot team from the Cyprus ”peace” talks! If President Eroğlu were a Christian, and it was December 25th, he would be able to proclaim “yes, Virginia,Read More


Nami takes part in a panel discussion at Yale University

Yale

Last Tuesday, Foreign Minister Özdil Nami spoke at a panel discussion organized by Turkish students of Yale University. Minister Nami, who is the first Turkish Cypriot Minister to speak at Yale University, made a presentation about the Cyprus issue and answered the questions of students and academicians. During his speech, Nami emphasized that the Cyprus issue has been one of the oldest agenda items of the United Nations and expressed that since the start of negations in 1968, numerous rounds of talks have been held to find a mutually acceptableRead More