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.

Kuzey Kibris BannerTo visit our German partner site with information and thousands of photos of North Cyprus – click here

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Words of the Week 22/2016 – J.R.R. Tolkien

Words of the Week 22/2016

J.R.R. Tolkien

TolkienJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE FRSL (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973), known professionally as J. R. R. Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the “father” of modern fantasy literature – or, more precisely, of high fantasy. In 2008, The Times ranked him sixth on a list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”. Forbes ranked him the 5th top-earning “dead celebrity” in 2009.

Words of the Week 22_2016

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Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces – Raspberry Spare Ribs and Steak Sauce

Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces

Raspberry Spare Ribs and Steak Sauce

BBQ TimeSummertime is BBQ time. And a good barbecue meal tradtionally includes delicious sauces. Of course, nowadays you can find a wide range of prefabricated sauces in the supermarket shelves, but it’s also fun to create your own sauces. To give you readers a few suggestions, I publish a little series of quick and easy recipes for homemade barbecue sauces.

Your imagination has no limits, changing and complementing the recipes to your taste!

Raspberry jamIngredients

  • 60 ml raspberry jam
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 40 ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 60 ml tomato ketchup
  • 40 ml malt vinegar
  • 1 – 2 tspn hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco)


BBQ Raspberry SauceMingle raspberry jam, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato ketchup, malt vinegar and hot pepper sauce in a saucepan.

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until sauce thickens. Stir occasionally that nothing adheres to the bottom of the pan

Season with salt and ground pepper to taste.

If you want a smoother ketchup-like consistency of the sauce, simply shred the mixture in a food processor or with a hand blender for a few seconds.

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North Cyprus – Reviews – Alistair’s “Random Rambles” (7)


Alistair’s “Random Rambles” (7)

KathyBy Kathy Martin…

Written February 2014

I understand that some people are shocked that disabled passengers travelling through our airport (Ercan) are now being charged for “Wheelchair” facilities and handling.

At the risk of being regarded as unpopular with my readers I ask two questions: why not?
– why have these charges taken so long to be introduced?

Iwheelchair want to reassure readers that I am very sympathetic to any person who suffers from a disability, in any form. Indeed, although I gave up smoking five years ago, my lungs have suffered slight damage, and in a few years time I may welcome a wheelchair, if travelling long distances!

My point is not that disabled passengers are now being discriminated against, but that for years “able-bodied” passengers have been discriminated against by being charged more than necessary!

There are three levels of “wheelchair assistance”, each with its own an acronym.

WHCR – wheelchair “ramp” –assistance to the bottom of the aircraft stairs

WHCS – assistance to the top of the aircraft stairs

WHCC – assistance through the aircraft cabin as far as the passenger’s seat.

For the word “assistance” in the last two categories read “carry”, in respect of the stairs and cabin!

The initial purchase of a wheelchair, either a simple “canvas or metal” manually operated one or a large electric-powered “buggy”, may be a one-off expense on the books. However, the continuing need to employ staff to operate the equipment and provide the required service is an on-going cost that has to be met by the airline, handling agent or airport authority!……..  Continue reading

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North Cyprus – Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – June 2016

Classic Film Evenings

at The Food Lodge in Catalköy

June 2016

By Ralph Kratzer

The Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge Bakery and Bistro in Catalköy continue and have become a regular popular event! Our TFR members Sonja and Latifa just sent me the latest programme for June.

So, come and enjoy a good old blockbuster and tasty snacks together with friends and like-minded movie fans!

You´ll find The Food Lodge easily on the main road Girne – Catalköy after Tempo Supermarket on the right hand side.

Note: Starting time has changed to 8 pm, reservation only!

Get more information about The Food Lodge – click here!

Food Lodge Film Night 23

More information available….. 

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North Cyprus – Vox Pop On BRT TV – NEU presents Frankenstein and Matilda – 29 May 2016

Vox Pop On BRT Television

Near East Uni presents Frankenstein and Matilda

By Engin Dervişağa…….

In this show we are showing a visit we made to the Near East University in Lefkosa to meet the students and teachers of the English language department who are presenting two plays called Frankenstein and Matilda.

Near East University performing plays picture 2

The first play Frankenstein is based upon the novel by British author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley that tells the story of a young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London in 1818, when she was 20. Shelley’s name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

Near East University performing plays picture 1

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North Cyprus – The Main Event on BRT Radio – with Photographer Jay Wadams

The Main Event on BRT Radio

with Photographer Jay Wadams

By Denise Phillips…..

My visitor this week to The Main Event radio studio at Bayrak International is photographer Jay Wadams.Denise Phillips and Jay Wadhams

Jay studied photography at University in Auckland, New Zealand and later worked for an Australian newspaper in Sydney.  There is passion in Jay’s photography which is not just a photograph, some of his work is processed onto aluminium and acrylic and this gives a beautiful texture both visually and to the touch and all of his work captures light and atmosphere.

Jay spends his time between Munich in Bavaria and North Cyprus and the good news for lovers of the art of photography is that he will be holding a second exhibition at the Gardens of Irini in Bellapais which will have its opening at 5pm on Thursday 26th May and continue for the general public through to Sunday 29th May where he will be showing a combination of his recent travel images and also some studio work he has recently been undertaking as you can see below.

collage Jay Wadams

Do join Jay and I to hear more about his passion for photography and also listen to some of his favourite music and songs on the Main Event on Saturday 28th May at 15.00pm and you can reach this show wherever you are online by following the links below.

This show will also be repeated on Sunday 29th May at 11.00am to 12.00 noon.

Happy listening and do have a great weekend…

To go direct to Bayrak International Live to listen to these shows by live streaming on your PC at Cyprus local time by clicking here  

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North Cyprus – Events Calendar – 28th May to 3rd June 2016

North Cyprus Events Calendar

28th May to 3rd June 2016

by kyreniacatkin

28th May – Saturday6. Dogankoy Church as it is now


Dogankoy Community Association – Jam and Scone Day at the Muhtarlik starting at 11am  … In aid of Karakum Special Needs School … For more information contact Paula on 0533 830 3256 or email
28th May – SaturdayBlack Olive logo Black Olive Cafe, Alsancak will be hosting a Race Night in aid of the Turtles .. Meal 25TL with 5TL donated to help the Karsiyaka turtles … To book call Vicki on 0533 835 5133
28th May – SaturdaySt Andrews v.small St Andrew’s Church coffee morning at The Hermitage from 10am to 12noon …  Tea/coffee/cakes, a raffle and a chance to catch up with friends.
28th May – SaturdayTulips logo english


Tulips will have a range of good quality clothes and shoes at Lambousa Saturday Market … 7.30am to 12 noon…. There will be something for women, men and children so why not go along and see what bargains you can find.
28th and 29th May – Saturday and SundayWalnut


Lefke Walnut Festival – local products, music, readings, artistic exhibitions …. Organised by Lefka Tourism Association and Lefke Municipality .. For those interested in a booth contact Nermin Sanlidag on 0533 868 7617 or Elvan Yolac on 0533 837 8212.
31st May – TuesdayFriends of the TRNC Emergency Services

Note:  This month the quiz is Tuesday not the usual Monday

Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services are holding their monthly 112 Quiz at the Mountain View Hotel, Karaoglanoglu  … 20TL per person includes a tasty supper of chicken casserole or vegetarian moussaka …To book your places call Brenda on 0533 840 7834.
1st to 5th JuneSt Andrews v.small


St Andrew’s Church will be having a music week with Gordon Appleton giving a choral and organ workshop … On Sunday 5th June there will be a Choral Eucharist at 10.30am … Everyone is welcome.
2nd June – 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 8pm you can enjoy House of the Spirits (1993) …. 12TL for the film, a soft drink and popcorn.  There are also hot dogs and nachos available…….. Reservations must be made – call 0533 839 8764
3rd June – FridayRBL RBL – The Queen’s 90th Birthday Charity Gala Night at the Savoy Ottoman Palace Hotel .. 7pm … Entertainment by Andy Crust and Sarah Jayne … Price to be confirmed.

View the complete Events Calendar by clicking here!

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