Community Sharing in North Cyprus

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Community Sharing

At The Foreign Residents in the TRNC we are delighted to be able to share news and resources with other members of our community on their social network sites and to share news and information to the largest local and worldwide audience.

With this initiative, we are pleased to be collaborating with the and the Cyprusscene TFR logoNorth Cyprus Forum to bring toncf logo you, the readers, the most interesting articles and news feeds that are available.

You can navigate to and the North Cyprus Forum on the web links below.

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Health Care – Dr. Brenda Davies interviewed by Viola Edward

Health Care

Dr. Brenda Davies 

“rainbows always existed and didn’t become more real just because some scientist finally split the spectrum”

DR Brenda Davies logo

Dr. Brenda Davies, MD is an English Consultant Psychiatrist and Spiritual Healer who lives currently on a farm in Zambia. She is the author of seven books, co-author of one.  Her works are translated into several languages. The Brenda Davies International School of Healing and Spiritual Development has classes in UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA and Zambia and she also teaches at conferences and seminars around the world. Though she is no stranger to Cyprus this is her third tour of island wide workshops and seminars.

Details: Facebook page: “Dr. Brenda Davies in Cyprus” or on her website click here  Bookings: Hatzy: 99667039, Sue: 99622504,

Dr. Brenda Davies interviewed

by Viola Edward

Viola Nov-14

Hello Brenda it is so nice to meet you again, I know how much you like to be in Cyprus and how connected you are with the Cypriots. I was delighted to be in one of your workshop last April and I am so pleased that you are back; I would like my friend, the lecturer to know more about you and your work.

Q: You are a Scientist and a healer, how do these two subjects work together?

A: I believe that in the end there is only one energy and the healer and the scientist may view it differently, but that is all.  So for me there has never been a conflict – I use whatever will help the person I work with.  What we consider ‘scientific’ is only so because it has been proven by scientific means, whereas what we consider spiritual may not yet have scientific proof, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.  So I don’t see that there needs to be a conflict.  Even over the last thirty or forty years – and steadily advancing – is a body of scientific knowledge about issues that the healer or the mystic always felt, knew or saw.  These are therefore now considered ‘real’, though they always were even without the benefit of such proof.  As I wrote in my first book, rainbows always existed and didn’t become more real just because some scientist finally split the spectrum so we had scientific proof of the nature of light.

Q: Can you identify or demonstrate the relation between Science and energy?

A: They are simply a continuum.  Energy is the base material of all life and all that exists.  Science sets out to understand it. So in a way, science is always catching up by proving what on some level we already know. Sometimes I feel it’s a little sad however that many forms of energy are dismissed until we await the seal of scientific proof.

Q: Why did you become a Medical Doctor?

A: Having been a ‘healer’ since I was a child, I guess somewhere within me was the desire to formalise that and be more useful.  I have loved the science of medicine, and for me too it’s been Dr Brenda Daviesimportant to have scientific proof of what I could always see and sense. Often as a child I was dismissed as being crazy simply because many people couldn’t see what I could. And sometimes medicine can go further than healing, and sometimes vice versa.  So integrating the two gives us a broader reach.  Though I don’t prescribe very much, there are times when it’s obvious that antibiotics will be life-saving, and chronic pain and disability require more than healers may be able to give.  There are times when emergency surgery is essential. So for me the art of diagnosis was, and remains, an essential and exciting tool, and when I teach I always stress how important it is that we have a proper history, good examination, proper investigation and a high standard of ethics and confidentiality that I base upon my medical training. We are not gods and should never act as such and medicine gave me credibility as a scientist and willing and capable student that the title of ‘healer’ lacks. I have loved the marriage of the two.

Read the whole interview by clicking here!

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Words of the Week 39/2014 – Winston Churchill

Words of the Week 39/2014

Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician and Nobel laureate who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer (as Winston S. Churchill), and an artist. Churchill is the only British Prime Minister to have won the Nobel Prize in Literature since its inception in 1901, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.

Words of the Week 39_2014

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Chef´s Choice – Winter Warmers (Soups) – Part 1

Chef´s Choice

Winter Warmers (Soups) – Part 1

by Chef

ChefIt’s now been a few months since our dear friend Nigel Watson died. On the internet forum “”, launched and mainly operated by him for a long time, there is a section that was very close to his heart, cooking recipes. Under the pseudonym “Chef”, Nigel published a whole range of tasty recipes, some of which I want to call back to life. Readers being interested in “”, please click the link before and become members of the forum.

Spinach Soup (Ispanak Corbasi)


Spinach Soup350-400 gr spinach/ can
1 small onion, chopped
3 tbsp oil/butter
1 tbsp flour, heaping
4-5 cups water/chicken stock
1 cup yogurt
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp salt to taste


In a pot, place onions and oil/butter. Sauté them for 2-3 minutes and then add spinach. Sauté over medium heat until the water in spinach evaporates. Then add water/chicken stock and salt. When it boils, simmer for about 10-15 minutes over low-medium heat. After that you can blend it with a blender for a smoother soup. If you like the spinach pieces in the soup do not blend it.

Leave Spinach Soup to cool for 10-15 minutes. Then whisk the yogurt with egg and stir in slowly. If you stir in the mixture to hot soup, the texture of yogurt will spoil and this will affect the soup.

Chicken Broccoli Soup (Tavuklu Brokoli Corbasi)


chicken broccoli soup1 onion, finely chopped
2-3 tbsp canola oil
3 tbsp flour
1 lb broccoli
4 cups chicken broth
½ lb boneless chicken, cooked and cut into cubes
1 cup milk
1 tbsp salt to taste
½ tsp black pepper
1 cup cheddar cheese


Sauté onions with canola oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes. Then, add chicken broth and milk. Bring to a boil.

Meanwhile wash broccoli and cut into small florets. Add into the chicken broth. Simmer for about 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in chicken and simmer for 2-3 additional minutes. Stir in cheddar cheese and serve hot.

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North Cyprus – Girne – The 112 Christmas 2014 Sing-along – 11th Dec. 2014

The 112 Christmas 2014 Sing-along

By Yana….

The 2014 “112” Christmas Sing-along will take place on 9 Santa arrivesThursday 11th December at the Mountain View Hotel, Karaoĝlanoĝlu starting at 7.30pm.

This will be a super festive evening to fill you with Christmas spirit with all your Christmas favourites, special guest entertainers and festive food with a great atmosphere and great company for 30TL per person.

This event always sells out really quickly so rush to collect your invitations from the Lambousa Saturday market or telephone Brenda on 0533 840 7834 or Jenny on 0533 876 1483.

To show you what great events these are we show a few photos taken at previous Sing-along events..

Remember the equipment you help to buy today could save your life tomorrow!


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North Cyprus – JK’s Bar Lapta – A book signing of “A Private Portrait”- 28th Nov. 2014

JK’s Bar Lapta

Book signing of “A Private Portrait”

By Chris Elliott….

We have received news that there will be a book signing event by Yvonne Çerkiz of her book “Rauf Denktaş – A Private Portrait” at JK’S Bar and Restaurant, Lapta on Friday 28th November from 1.30pm onwards and a free buffet will be available.

As many people will have already found,  this book contains a fascinating authorised biography of the Turkish Cypriot president who defied the world to create a homeland for his people and is a must read for those that wish to learn the truth.

A Privare Portrait

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North Cyprus – Pilgrimage to Hala Sultan Tekke in South Cyprus

Pilgrimage to Hala Sultan Tekke in South Cyprus

Hala Sultan TekkeAround one thousand people from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus crossed over to South Cyprus this morning for a pilgrimage to Hala Sultan Tekke, a prominent Muslim shrine, οn the west of the Salt Lake in Larnaca.

Greek Cypriot police accompanied the buses that transported the pilgrims to and from the TRNC.

The visit to the Mosque was organized as part of an agreement reached between the head of the TRNC Department of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Talip Atalay and the head of the Greek Cypriot Orthodox Church Archbishop Chrisostomos II.

Source – BRT World News

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North Cyprus – BRT2 TV – VOX POP tête-à-tête – Tina Luckhurst and the Roots Ramblers

VOX POP tête-à-tête

Tina Luckhurst and the Roots Ramblers

By Engin Dervişağa

For my latest Vox Pop, I visited the Roots Bar in Kücük Erenköy, Tatlisu to meet up with Tina Luckhurst and some of the members of the Roots Ramblers which is is a social walking group set up by Roots Bar.

The members are all very keen walkers who like to get away on journeys of discovery here in North Cyprus and recently everyone kept fit with Roots Carmel Woodall, Judith Boyle and Sheila LaneRobics lessons twice a week water aerobics in the sea in a nearby bay so they could take part in the Three Castles Challenge.

Starting on Thursday 2nd October from the high peak of Kantara, some Ramblers walked over 95 Kilometers, approximately 30 Kilometers a day, (15 Kms early morning and 15 Kms late afternoon) spending two nights camping up on the ridge. Other members joined the group each day to participate in  this exciting event.

You can watch my Vox Pop programme on BRT2 live on Sunday 23rd November at 10.30pm by tuning in or following the links below and this show will be repeated on Wednesday 26th November at 11.00am.

To go direct to BRT 2 TV to watch these shows by live streaming on your PC at Cyprus local time click here and if you want to learn more of Bayrak Radio and Television  click here

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