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.

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North Cyprus – Kyrenia Amateur Dramatic Society (KADS) – STOP PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

Kyrenia Amateur Dramatic Society


By Margaret Sheard…..

We have received news from KADS that unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond their control, they have had to postpone their KADS colour logocomedy show “The Older They Get” which was to have been held at the Mountain View Hotel, Karaoğlanoğlu on the 18th and 19th March. It is hoped to be able to re-arrange this to a new date for this venue in May and it will be publicised with a further article and in the cyprusscene Events Calendar as soon as the new dates are known.

In the meantime, the show being held at the Pia Bella Hotel in Girne will continue as arranged for the 25th and 26th March.

As there is now only one venue in March, tickets are likely to go quickly. So to be sure of a place please obtain your invitation from the Lambousa Saturday Market or from the Food Lodge in Catalkoy.  For more information call 0533 848 5313.

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North Cyprus – EFRAR 2016 – Quiz At Remzi’s, Esentepe, in Aid Of Tulips – 26 Feb 2016

Esentepe Fun, Run and Ramble 2016

Quiz at Remzi’s in aid of Tulips

 By Sue Steel – Vice Chair EFRAR…..

A Quiz afternoon will take place at Remzi’s restaurant in Esentepe on Friday, 26th February in aid of Help Those with Cancer Association (Tulips).

Quiz-goers are asked to arrive at 4pm; their meal of Quiz logochicken, chips, salad and 6 mezes for 25TL with 5TL  going to Tulips being served at 5pm.  The Quiz, which will cost each quizzer 5TL to enter, will start at 6pm sharp, limited to six in a team. There will also be a short raffle.

I am doing the quiz so I hope lots of people come.  I love quizzing but I have not actually written many before. I have tried the questions out on family and I don’t think they are too hard, we shall see. There will be five categories with a further category on the table for the quizzers to fill in whilst dining.

Numbers are limited so please so booking early is essential.  Please call Remzi: 0533 865 8645 or 0392 823 6495

 EFRAR and Tulips 2016

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North Cyprus – Tulips Ladies Only Night to celebrate International Women’s Day – 8th Mar

Tulips – Ladies Only Night

to celebrate International Women’s Day

By Margaret Sheard….. 

Tulips logo englishWe have been advised by Barbara Willbye of the second of their Ladies Only nights to celebrate International Women’s Day which will also be in aid of Help Those with Cancer Association (Tulips).

The event is to be held at the Mountain View Hotel, Karaoğlanoğlu on Tulips - Int. Womens Day8th March starting at 8pm and it is for Ladies Only.  They will be able to enjoy a 3-course meal with drinks included and live music from the “gorgeous” Pete Murray.

The cost is 70TL with 10TL being donated to Tulips.

Entrance is by ticket only, please call Barbara on 0533 830 7864 who will arrange for collection of tickets at Lambousa Saturday Market.

Last year’s event was extremely popular so don’t delay in reserving your ticket as places are limited.

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North Cyprus – Art and Culture – Ahmet Abdulaziz – Art Exhibition – Opening 22 Feb 2016

Art and Culture

Ahmet Abdulaziz – Art Exhibition

 By Margaret Sheard…..

We had the pleasure of meeting up with Ahmet Abdulaziz in January 2015, when we wrote an article about Chris, Margaret and Ahmethim under the heading “I run I walk” (to read this see the link at the end of this article).  While talking to Ahmet we learned that as well as being dedicated to running/walking he also is a very accomplished artist and although we found him to be a very modest person, from some of the work we have seen on Facebook from time to time, he is a very talented artist.

Ahmet at work

We were very pleased to hear that Ahmet will be having an exhibition of his paintings at the İsmet Vehbi Güney Exhibition Hall (Behind Asal Şübesi – Old Peyak) Lefkoşa (North Nicosia). The opening will be on Monday 22nd February at 6pm and the exhibition will remain open every day from 10am to 6pm until the 26th February.

I have seen many of Ahmet’s paintings which appear from time to time on his Facebook page and he really has a talent to be admired so it will be so nice to be able to see a whole range of his work at his exhibition……. Continue reading

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North Cyprus – Events Calendar – Issue 7/2016 – February 2016

Events Calendar – Issue 7/2016

February 2016

 By Margaret Sheard…..

13th February – SaturdayLambusa Auctionm sml



Auction at Lambousa Market Auction House at 1pm … Viewing on Friday 12th from 10am to 3pm or on the morning of the auction … Lots of items so why not go along and see if there is something special you would like to bid for.
14th February – SundayValentine Day Sweetheart Supper


JK’s in Lapta will be having a Valentine’s Night celebration starting at 2pm with entertainment by Col Coleman …  To book call 0533 835 6114
14th February – SundayValentine Day Sweetheart Supper


Valentine’s Night Dinner at the Baroosh Bar, Alsancak … 7pm  .. live music with Jamie (the Man in Black).
14th February – Sundayesentepe football club


For all football fans – Away Match – Esentepe KKSK vs Denizli SK at 2pm at Denizli Stadium, Lefke.
14th February – SundayValentine Day Sweetheart Supper





Cengiz’s Waterfall Restaurant in Esentepe will be hosting a “Sweetheart Supper” in aid of Tulips … 3-course meal for 35TL with 5TL from each meal donated to Tulips .. Booking essential – call 0533 869 7512 … For more information see our article by clicking here
17th February – Wednesday6. Dogankoy Church as it is now



Dogankoy Community Association will be holding a Quiz Night at Ozcan’s Kup Kebab in Karakum starting at 7pm with a break for food at 8pm and finishing at around 9.30pm … 20TL including food and quiz … To book email Paula on or call 0533 830 3256
17th February – WednesdayFriends of the TRNC Emergency Services



Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services will be having their Afternoon Tea Talk at 3pm at the Black Olive Cafe, Alsancak … Don Attwood will be talking about his amusing experiences as a Tax Inspector …. 15TL for tea/coffee and sandwiches/cakes .. To book call Brenda on 0533 840 7834 .. More information to follow.
18th February – ThursdayEFRaR featured image


Esentepe Fun, Run and Ramble 2016 will be holding a fishing competition at Korineum Golf and Country Club … For more information or to book a place contact Brian Hills on 0533 833 3468 .. Places are limited.
18th February – ThursdayCinema equipment video camera and film reel




Classic film event at The Food Lodge in Catalkoy in association with the DVD Shop, Catalkoy. Starting at 6.30pm you can enjoy The Towering Inferno (1974) …. 12TL for the film, a soft drink and popcorn.  There are also hot dogs and nachos available…. There will be a prize on the night for the best prop associated with the movie….To book call 0533 839 8764
19th February – FridayBlack Olive logo


Black Olive Cafe, Alsancak – Ladies Night at 7pm …  Dinner, fun and games with Beetle Drive … Please book your place by contacting Vicki on 0533 835 5133

View the complete Events Calendar by clicking here!

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North Cyprus – TRNC News Today – 12th February 2016

TRNC News Today

Çavuşoğlu: “The natural gas to be extracted in Cyprus has no other route than Turkey”

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated that the natural gas to be extracted in Cyprus has no other route than Turkey and added that the Greek Cypriot side and Israel also shared the same view, therefore all agreements signed in the past have no meaning.

Mevlut Cavusoglu

Çavuşoğlu said: “Hopefully, this year will be a solution year in Cyprus. We keep saying that the current opportunity in Cyprus should not be missed because this is the last chance.”

Noting that the negotiation process is continuing in Cyprus, Çavuşoğlu reminded that although the two sides made progress on many issues, difficult issues like property and territory still exist.

Eide: “Four of the six chapters are substantially completed”

The UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide said that there is  significant progress in the peace talks and even the most difficult issue of the property is resolved by 90 percent.

Espen Barth Eide

Responding to the questions of the NTV reporter; Eide stated that he would be ‘the last special adviser’. Eide also praised the government of Ankara, Athens and London for their support to the process.

Stating that two incomplete chapters on the issues of territory and guarantees have not been agreed yet, Eide noted that an agreement will be reached on these issues at the end of the process.

Eide also added: “We will launch a major technical study on the implementation of the constitution, economy and the solution. We are at an important point”.

(Kıbrıs newspaper)……. Continue reading

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North Cyprus – The Foreign Residents (TFR) – TFR visits the Munich Hofbräuhaus

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR)

TFR visits the Munich Hofbräuhaus

By Ralph Kratzer

Bavaria is world famous for its beer, the association The Foreign Residents in the TRNC, short TFR, is known for its diverse social events for its members.

Hofbräu München

the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich

Last Sunday 40 members of the club set off to enjoy original Bavarian beer and authentic Bavarian food in the Munich Hofbräuhaus (HB).

Of course, we did not travel from Northern Cyprus to Munich, where the original HB building stands, which is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Bavarian capital.

Learn more about it by clicking here and here!


Hofbräuhaus Cyprus

But the treasurer of the TFR, Horst Gutowski, and the Events Manager “Brad” Bradley knew the Munich Hofbräuhaus Cyprus in the Greek part of Nicosia, because from there they obtain every year the beer barrels for the popular “Oktoberfest” event of the association.

By bus we went to the Metehan border crossing in Nicosia, and there two smaller buses were waiting, which deposed the thirsty and hungry TFR-group, after a short drive, at the final destination of the trip.

After initial organizational difficulties of the staff of the beer cellar/restaurant (they probably had not expected such a rush), everybody then had his/her drink standing on the table.


enjoying “Dunkles Weißbier”

I was happy to finally have – after a longer period not having been back to Bavaria – once again my favorite beer in front of me, “Dunkles Weißbier” on tap. The term “Dunkles Weißbier” is actually a paradox, as “weiß” means in German language the colour “white” and “dunkel” means “dark”. So how can something white at the same time be dark? The explanation is relatively simple: “Weiß” in connection with beer does not come from the colour but from the main ingredient in the brewing process of the delicacy, which is the cereal wheat.


pork knuckle almost eaten

The food came relatively quickly to the tables. Most had opted for pork knuckle or sausage plate or pork chop. The portions arriving were enormous and I must say, my pork knuckle did not only look good, it also tasted simply delicious. Apart from the fact that in Bavaria you do not get potato wedges (American invention) with the pork, but either dumplings and red cabbage or a hearty potato salad. And a slice of orange as decoration I have never seen before in my life… But so what? We are living in Cyprus!

After supper, a few more glasses of beer and cheerful conversation, the merry fellowship had to find their way home later in the evening.

Another successful event of the TFR, my personal thanks to the organizers!

I am convinced that the Hofbräuhaus Cyprus has not seen us for the last time …

More about Hofbräuhaus Cyprusclick here, or visit their Facebook page – click here.

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