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Books
Celebrating the “unequalled” legacy of Azerbaijan’s great writer Nizami Ganjavi and his ‘Encyclopaedia of Literature of the East and the West’

Nizami Ganjavi is one of Azerbaijan’s greatest poets and thinkers. Following a decree by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, in Janury, 2021 was declared the “Year of Nizami Ganjavi”. The aim is to promote Nizami throughout the world and to further explore his legacy. It should be noted that although there […]

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Letters, Dear Sir Keir, Labour can’t help Cyprus achieve peace with “inflammatory, uneducated” views

Dear T-VINE,   Please publish this open letter to Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party.   Dear Sir Keir, I write to you in dismay, following the letter sent to Dominic Raab from Shadow Ministers Fabian Hamilton and Catherine West (“Labour only cares about Greek Cypriots” – UK Turkish Cypriots blast Shadow Ministers’ […]

Cookbook
Balance Bowl’s recipe for vegan Butternut Squash Curry

Prep Time: 30 minutes           Cooking Time: 60 minutes       Total Time: 1.5 hours Filiz Hussein is one third of the Balance Bowl. Below she shares the recipe for one of the acclaimed Maltese vegan restaurant’s popular dishes: Butternut Squash Curry. The idea for this spicy, fragrant meal came from one of Filiz’s Balance […]

Cookbook
Balance Bowl’s Thai-inspired vegan recipe for Crunchy Asian Salad

Prep Time: 90 minutes            Cooking Time: 30 minutes      Total Time: 2 hours Filiz Hussein is one third of the Balance Bowl. Below she shares a recipe from the acclaimed Maltese restaurant’s menu: crunchy Asian salad. “It’s inspired by the travels of Barbara ‘Basia’ Blaszak – one of the restaurant’s partners – when she visited Thailand,” […]

Cookbook
Filiz Huseyin’s vegan burger recipe: the Classic Delish

Prep Time: 30 minutes        Cooking Time: 30 minutes      Total Time: 60 minutes Filiz Huseyin is one third of acclaimed Maltese vegan eatery the Balance Bowl. Below, the British Turkish Cypriot chef shares the recipe for one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, the Classic Delish, which was named ‘Best Veggie Burger in Malta’ […]

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Letters, Appalling conditions in TRNC quarantine centre

Dear T-VINE, I arrived in Northern Cyprus on 1 January 2021 and I anticipated that I would be under quarantine conditions for 10 days in the location chosen for me by the relevant TRNC authorities. I did not expect, however, to be dumped in some smoking den in Nicosia. I cannot breathe, I cannot rest, […]