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About tfrsecretary

Born in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany in 1957, I was educated at a Baccalaureate High School. Later completed Technical University with a degree in Economic Informatics. I served for 12 years in the German Army before joining a French computer company for another 10 years. Then ran my own motorcycle and gastronomy businesses before deciding to retire. I arrived in North Cyprus with my second wife in 2004 and since her sad loss in 2011, I have kept myself very busy trying to help others with similar problems and in 2012 became the Secretary of “The Foreign Residents in the TRNC” (TFR). I am very keen to see expat communities coming together and playing their part in helping North Cyprus, our adopted homeland.

TFR – The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – Events Calendar 2nd Half Year 2017


TFR – The Foreign Residents in the TRNC Events Calendar 2nd Half Year 2017 “Because of the heat & usual exodus of members during the hot summer the next event will be in September . SEPTEMBER 13th (Wednesday)… Evening Sunset Boat … Continue reading

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North Cyprus – Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – February 2017


Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy February 2017 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 … Continue reading

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Words of the Week 02/2017 – Meryl Streep


Words of the Week 02/2017 Meryl Streep Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress and singer. Cited in the media as the “best actress of her generation” – a designation she objects to – Streep … Continue reading

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Lamb Meat Balls with Apricots


Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Lamb Meat Balls with Apricots Turkish cuisine is largely the continuation of Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Central Asian, Caucasian, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Greek and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine varies across … Continue reading

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Words of the Week 01/2017 – Howard Zinn


Words of the Week 01/2017 Howard Zinn Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn wrote more than twenty books, including … Continue reading

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Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine – Sweet Potato Salad


Chef´s Choice – Turkish Cuisine Sweet Potato Salad Turkish cuisine is largely the continuation of Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Central Asian, Caucasian, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Greek and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine varies across the country. … Continue reading

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Words of the Week 50/2016 – Helen Mirren


Words of the Week 50/2016 Helen Mirren Dame Helen Lydia Mirren DBE (née Mironoff; born 26 July 1945) is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967, and is one of the few … Continue reading

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