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.

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

Posted in Information | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

North Cyprus – What’s New on BRT2 Television – Students Tuğşen Özgünler and Yeliz Yuvalı

What’s New on BRT2 Television

Students Tuğşen Özgünler and Yeliz Yuvalı

By Can Gazi…….

imageA new academic year has begun, and for two young ladies it’s the start of their final year at Near East University in Lefkoşa.

Tuğşen Özgünler and Yeliz Yuvalı join me in the Bayrak studio to talk about their degree courses and their hopes for the future.

My interview with these bright young ladies will be shown on A Cup Of Conversation on BRT2 TV on Tuesday the 27th of September at 3pm.

Do follow us online at “A Cup of Conversation” your favourite TV show by clicking  here and selecting the live broadcast.

Happy viewing and do have a great week… Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Words of the Week 37/2016 – Konrad Adenauer

Words of the Week 37/2016

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer (5 January 1876 – 19 April 1967) was a German statesman who served as the first post-war Chancellor of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 to 1963. He led his country from the ruins of World War II to a productive and prosperous nation that forged close relations with France, the United Kingdom and the United States. During his years in power West Germany achieved democracy, stability, international respect and economic prosperity (“Wirtschaftswunder”, German for “economic miracle”). He was the first leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a Christian Democratic party that under his leadership became, and has since usually been, the most influential party in the country.


Posted in Entertainment | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces – Cola-flavoured Sauce

Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces

Cola-flavoured 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!


  • 1 can cola-flavoured carbonated beverage
  • 250 ml ketchup
  • 1 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • freshly crushed garlic or garlic powder to taste
  • 1 tspn hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco)


bbq-cola-flavoured-sauceIn a big enough saucepan combine the cola beverage, ketchup, onion, garlic (garlic powder) and hot pepper sauce.

Cook over medium heat, stiring from time to time, until the sauce has thickened.

Let the sauce cool down before serving.

Posted in Chef's Choice | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

North Cyprus – Social Life – Wedding Report from Carol Blackwell-Gibbs

Social Life

Wedding Report from Carol Blackwell-Gibbs

On September 15th I had the pleasure to arrange the civil wedding of Jennie Yardley & Scott Diduca-Burden at the beautiful Kybele in Bellapais.

The wedding had taken many months to organise and was not helped by the fact that it was held during Bayram! But it all came together beautifully.

Just under 50 guests attended with most having flown in from the UK.


I have always said this is where I wanted to get married due to the lovely scenery, it feels like a second home

I asked the happy couple a few questions, the first being  ‘When and when did they meet?’

A: ‘We met at our local pub, The Woolpack, in the village where we live in Smeeth, Kent, UK in 2010.

Why Northern Cyprus?’ I asked.

Jennie answered: ‘I  have been visiting Northern Cyprus since 2004 (12 years) and I have always said this is where I wanted to get married due to the lovely scenery, it feels like a second home and of course, the sunshine!

Our day was all we could have wished for and more. It really was the fairy tale wedding. We are so pleased our family and friends flew over for England to share our special day with us.

It took a lot of hard work and effort from all ends to achieve the dream wedding but we pulled it off and we are so very grateful to everyone involved’……  Continue reading

Posted in British friends, Events, Friends Pages | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

North Cyprus – Events Calendar – 25th to 30th September 2016

Events Calendar

25th to 30th September 2016

St Andrews v.smallSt Andrew’s Church Autumn Magazine can be viewed by clicking here
Sue Tilt and Carole King of Team TulipsStep out for Tulips with 10,000 steps every day in the month of September.  To see what this is all about click here
Kids WingtsunKids WingTsun – Kyrenia CyprusNEW CLASSES ADDED FOR SEPTEMBER

Self-defence, Violence prevention and Character building program for Kids and Teens –  Age 4 – 15 yrs – Visit website by clicking here

Call now or complete the form on our website to book a one week free trial, no cost, no obligation 0548 841 7871 –

6th September to 6th OctoberTheatre masks




14th Cypriot Turkish Theatre Festival at NEU, Nicosia … The theme is “Where is the Truth”.  Tickets 25TL … To see the programme for the festival click here

25th September – SundaySt Andrews v.small


Harvest Festival Lunch at The Hermitage, Girne  ..  This will follow the 10.30am Harvest Festival service at the Church … It will be a bring and share lunch so for guidance as to choice of food contact Sue Carling 05338771459 or on
26th September – MondayFriends of the TRNC Emergency Services Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services – 112 Quiz at the Mountain View Hotel, Karaoglanoglu .. 7.30pm … 20TL to include buffet supper .. To book contact Brenda on 0533 840 7834.
27th September – Tuesday

Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services




Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services will be having a “Get Happy” night at Acmenya Restaurant, Alsancak at 7pm … See Mamma Mia and sing along if you wish,  the lyrics will be on the screen to help .. There will be a roast chicken buffet and vegetarian option .. 55TL … Invitations from Lambousa Saturday Market or by calling Brenda on 0533 840 7834
27th September – TuesdayMusic Note Panta Restaurant, Catalkoy (opposite Supreme) will be featuring Billy J Redif for one night only .. Booking is advised.
29th and 30thSeptember – Thursday and FridayKADS colour logo


KADS will be performing “The Older They Get” at the Pia Bella Hotel, Girne with a new cast … Invitations 60TL per person to include a 3-course meal and can be obtained at Lambousa Saturday Market or The Food Lodge, Catalkoy … For more information telephone 0533 848 5313  .. Profits to be shared between KAR and SOS.
29th September – 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 The Wrong Box (1966) …. 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
30th September – FridayBlack Olive logo Black Olive Cafe, Alsancak – Fun Quiz starting at 7pm … 20TL to include supper … To book contact Vicki on 0533 835 5133
30th September – FridaySt Andrews v.small


St Andrew’s Church are organising a musical evening in the garden of The Hermitage …  If anyone can help with sound amplification for the films being shown please contact Anne Lloyd at

View the complete Events Calendar by clicking here!

Posted in Entertainment, Events | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

North cyprus – Charity – Sh Boom Bar as Fundraiser for Tulips – An ‘eggscellent’ Tale to tell

Sh-Boom Bar as Fundraiser for Tulips

An ‘eggscellent’ Tale to tell

Message from Sue Tilt and Carol King…….

Friday night (16th Sept) was an ‘eggstraordinarily’ good night a the Sh-Boom Bar in Alsancak with some ‘Eggsceptional’ donations for the Tulips auction that had been organised by the Tulips Ladies Pink Football Team.

With plenty of ‘eggsciting’ lots up for grabs generously donated by both businesses and private individuals all to support Tulips, we were also ‘eggstremely’ lucky enough to have the ‘eggstra’ talented Dave Mancini who spent over an hour ‘eggstricating’ money from wallets and purses throughout the evening – thank you Dave for all your persistent hard work.


Graham Barker set a good ‘eggsample’ by taking the first lot which was a meal for 2 at the Punjab and the ‘eggstravagant’ Annette Nordeen Dahl bid a fantastic 200TL for a meal for 2 at No14, we hope they both enjoy their meals.

The ‘eggsciting’ evening saw Savas (Sh-Boom Bar) going head to head with Mo Bruce for the ‘eggsxotic’ cushion before Mo finally backed down knowing she had got the maximum amount out of Savas at 126TL.a-great-night-at-sh-boom-for-tulips

However the highlight of the evening must have been when Mustafa Ekinci (Sh-Boom Bar) bid 60TL for Kelly-Jo Karlaman’s last minute lot of her very own; her free range ‘eggscellent’ eggs – all 15 of them, very ‘Eggspensive’ eggs!

Mo, Mustafa and Kelly with eggs

Mo, Mustafa and Kelly with eggs

The evening achieved ‘eggsactly’ what the ladies had hoped for and raised a further 1,616TL taking their total money raised so far to 9,051TL which is over 3,000TL more than they collected last year!

The ‘eggshausted’ End!

A big thank you to everyone who attended and took part in the auction, Tulips/HTWCA is extremely grateful for all your support.

Don’t forget to keep Sunday 16th October 2016 free where the ladies will be playing the long awaited football match!

Tulips logo englishMany thanks

Sue and Carole
Tulips – Help Those With Cancer Association

Posted in Entertainment, Events | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

North Cyprus – Reviews – Alistair’s “Random Rambles” (23)


Alistair’s “Random Rambles” (23)

KathyBy Kathy Martin…

Written July 2014

There has been a report that a murder suspect has committed suicide in Lefkoşa police headquarters by falling down a stairwell. As the murder victim was a policeman, the question quivering on many cynics’ lips is: “did he fall, or was he pushed?

Steve BikoWithout implying any similarities, Steve Biko also “committed suicide” while being interrogated by BOSS in 1977 in a police headquarters building.

The location was Pretoria, South Africa. BOSS was the Bureau of State Security, rather like Britain’s MI6 BOSS was responsible for the nation’s internal security and operated outside “normal” law, including habeas corpus.

Steve Biko was a political activist in the ANC (Africa National Congress). According to the press release, during “routine” questioning, Steve calmly rose from his seat, went to the window, which he opened, and travelled 15 meters. Unfortunately as the window was on the fourth floor, the distance was a rapid vertical descent! Obviously, this topic has not been mentioned over recent years, but when the report was published, none of my circle of friends (including the pro-apartheid ones) believed the “suicide” story!

She-wolf suckling the twin boys Romulus and Remus While I was leafing through a book the other day, I chanced upon a picture of the mythological she-wolf suckling the twin boys Romulus and Remus. Having only remembered (I was told when I was probably 5 years old) that the Italian capital city, Rome, is named after Romulus I wondered why it wasn’t called Reme!

The answer is “as old as the hills”, certainly as old as the “Cain and Abel” story in the Bible, sibling rivalry! Both brothers wanted to found a city, but Remus wanted it to be on the Aventine hill, while Romulus favoured the Palatine hill.

To ensure that his plan was the accepted one, Romulus simply killed Remus, resulting (in mythology) that Rome was founded on the Palatine hill! As demonstrated in history, Rome became a powerful city, but Romulus wasn’t allowed to live out his natural life. After many years in power he became too autocratic and power-crazy and was killed by his underlings.

Idi Amin, Hitler, NapoleonDoes this mental condition of megalomania remind you of other figures, Idi Amin, Hitler, Napoleon?……..  Continue reading

Posted in British friends, Entertainment, Friends Pages | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment