Community Sharing in North Cyprus

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC

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 – Animal Care – Kyrenia Animal Rescue – Will Roxy rally? (1)

Kyrenia Animal Rescue

Will Roxy rally? (1)

This website is very conscious of the plight of street animals and we are publishing a series of 3 articles regarding a dog which was found in a terrible condition and near death and the care it has been receiving.

By Kim Betts…….Kyrenia Animal Rescue …….

In the KAR Office we become used to dealing with all sorts of calls from members of the public – a kitten found, barking dogs, road traffic accidents, calls from worried tourists and the usual calls of complaint (but rarely calls of thanks!). But the most distressing for us to cope with are the cases of neglect and/or cruelty.

roxy-1We received a call recently from a worried lady, Emma, in Lapta about an abandoned dog in an unused building. We could tell from what she was saying that it was going to be an upsetting case but at the time of her call we had no one in the Lapta area that could go around to see the dog. We advised Emma to contact immediately the Beledeyesi and Police as sometimes they will have a vehicle in the vicinity. During the interim period our Community Warden (Yulian) came back into the Girne area and we asked him to go straight over to Lapta. Meanwhile Lapta police called us to say that they had seen some photos of the dog and believed it was already dead but if not then it would be very soon and they had no one close either. A distraught Emma was with the Police and was so relieved when we explained that help was already on the way – but even she was not sure if the dog was still alive…..  Continue reading

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North Cyprus – Doğanköy Alıç (Hawthorn) Festival – 29th to 30th October 2016

Doğanköy Alıç (Hawthorn) Festival

29th to 30th October 2016

By Kathy Martin…

On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2016, Doğanköy is holding their annual Alıç (hawthorn) festival.

The Doğanköy Community Association have always supported events in our delightful village. We have been raising money over the years at our various coffee mornings etc for a variety of causes. Once the Girne Belediye had completed our new pavements etc, there was a little tidying needed. Paula Shirley managed to get the correct advice and our funds covered pebbling over the small area. The Girne Belediye also put astro-turf in another area.

Why not come along and see for yourselves!

A team of willing helpers have spent a few days sprucing up our village centre ready for the festival

A team of willing helpers have spent a few days sprucing up our village centre ready for the festival

Starting with our Coffee Morning starting at 11.00 on Saturday 29th October..


The coffee morning will be at the Doğanköy Coffee shop, along with a selection of cakes, including doughnuts, available eat-in or take-away.

Spend time wandering around the stalls, displayed behind our Muhtar’s office. They offer many items produced from our local delicacy, namely the Hawthorn aka Alıç, including juices and jams etc.

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North Cyprus – Entertainment – Starlux Cinema presents Week commencing 28th October 2016

Starlux Cinema presents

Week commencing 28th October 2016

We give below details of the films which are being shown at the Starlux Cinema, Karaoğlanoğlu for week commencing Friday 28th October until Thursday 3rd November 2016.


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North Cyprus – NCCCT – Presentation of Equipment to Girne State Hospital


Presentation of Equipment to Girne State Hospital

By nccctsecretary…

Dr Salih Beyoğlu presents Angela Hasman with an inscribed plate expressing the hospital’s appreciation

The items donated included plaster cutters, and surgical equipment for use in the audiology and urology departments. There was also a pulse oximeter, which is used to determine the levels of oxygen in the blood, together with a monitor. The North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust (NCCCT) was delighted to present medical equipment worth just over 88,000TL to Akçiçek Hospital in Girne on Wednesday, 19th October 2016.

The most expensive piece of equipment purchased was a colour cardiovascular ultrasound device costing just over 33,000TL. Dr Koral Ҫağman, general surgeon, said that this piece of equipment was a great asset during surgery.

The State Hospital, GirneWe would like to thank everyone who has supported the NCCCT and made these donations possible. Without your help we would not be able to provide the hospital with such essential medical equipment.

Your support is valued and much appreciated.

The NCCCT Committee and its team of helpers are all volunteers and no expenses are taken.  This means that every single lira we raise is used to buy equipment.

Thank you so much!

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North Cyprus – TRNC Emergency Services deal with an horrific Girne Accident

TRNC Emergency Services

deal with an horrific Girne Accident

The Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services have been doing a marvellous job of raising funds for the local hospital and emergency services for the last 9 years and Mike and Brenda Plant, the founders, recently witnessed an horrific accident on the Girne by-pass which brought home the need for organisations such as theirs to ensure the ongoing medical equipment so vitally needed in the case of a bad accident as well as for general hospital treatment.1 friends-of-the-trnc-emergency-services-sml

Mike and Brenda sent the following information yesterday (20thOctober) to stress the need to continue supporting their charity – Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services (112’s)..

“Dear Friends,


Mike Plant with Dr Ozan

below is a copy of our email sent to Cyprus Today this afternoon and as they will not be able to include it until next week’s issue we felt it was important for you all to see.  It was a horrendous experience and the lady victim was very badly injured.  We did not see the accident take place but it must have been a high speed impact as the victims were thrown many yards apart.  Watching the ambulance team working certainly brought home to us the fact that it is the State services which have to deal with this sort of incident and that your continued support is so vital.

Thank you  –  Mike”Brenda and I have been involved in raising money for the hospital and the emergency services for nine years now and are really grateful for your support of our fund raising events.  Please spread the word to people who are not aware how important the ex-pat contribution is and get them to support the Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services’ (112) fund raising events as you do. We saw first-hand today how important the vital equipment is and what a difference every contribution makes…..  Continue reading

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North Cyprus – TRNC News Today – 25th October 2016

TRNC News Today

Akıncı: “Effective participation in the decision-making process is essential – it is impossible to make a decision with a simple majority”

The intensified Cyprus negotiations, which aim to find a solution to the Cyprus problem, continued yesterday after a six day break with a meeting between President Mustafa Akıncı and the Greek Cypriot Leader Nikos Anastasiades.

Akıncı made a statement to the press at the Presidency following the Leaders’ 8th meeting in October.


Akıncı stated that both parties expressed their point of view on the five issues being negotiated. Neither side could work more intensively to reach the 2016 deadline, he added.

Akıncı also explained how to participate effectively in the decision-making process of any federal structure on Cyprus and how important this is. Membership of a certain committee or board of directors is not what it means to represent the Turkish Cypriot people.

It is impossible to make decisions with a simple majority in a unitary state, Akıncı noted, adding that Turkish Cypriot side is very sensitive about this issue.

Akıncı will meet with the Anastasiades in mid-November in Geneva; details of this meeting will be announced over the next few days.

The Leaders will meet again tomorrow and on 31 October 2016 as part of their efforts to find a solution in 2016.

Yesterday, Akıncı also received the Austrian and German Ambassadors to South Cyprus, Nikolai Von-Schoepff and Karl Mueller….. Continue reading

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North Cyprus – RBL Kyrenia Branch – 2016 Poppy Appeal – from 27th Oct 2016

RBL Kyrenia Branch

2016 Poppy Appeal

The Royal British Legion will have a huge presence in the TRNC in the coming weeks as the 2016 Poppy Appeal kicks off in earnest on Thursday 27th October in line with other RBL branches worldwide. The appeal, the branch’s biggest fundraising campaign of the year, covers the period of remembrance and lasts until the day after Remembrance Sunday which this year falls on Sunday 13 November. rbl-poppyMembers of the public wear the paper poppy on their chest as a symbol of Remembrance: to remember the fallen Servicemen and women killed in conflict. Full lists of the planned activities for this year’s Poppy Appeal period is outlined below, but please especially note the alterations to this year’s Poppy Ball entertainment:

Thursday 27 October – Official Poppy Appeal launch in Girne town centre outside the Belediye office where our branch Poppy Appeal officer Adele Thomas will be present with several other ladies to offer you the first chance to purchase your 2016 poppy. The stall will be manned between 11am – 3pm so please stop and say hello.

Thursday 27 October – An ‘Alternative Quiz’ night at the Fez Restaurant in Çatalköy will be held to celebrate the Poppy Appeal from 7.30pm onwards and is limited to 80 entrants. This popular event sells out every year due to the madness and The Fezmayhem of the quiz presented by Steve Jones. Tickets are on sale at the Fez and Best Seller Bookshops (Karakum & Alsancak) or can be ordered by emailing:  or by ringing Paul on 0533 856 3891.  The ticket price of 30TL includes a chicken & chips supper plus your donation to the appeal. A 34 seater coach has been arranged for west side travellers, just contact Brian (0533 8411 882) to book a seat for 15TL……  Continue reading

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