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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, […]

Guest Views
The world must ensure Armenia accounts for its crimes against humanity and environmental terrorism in Karabakh

When Armenia launched an armed assault against Azerbaijan on September 27 2020, it was already occupying 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory. Yerevan’s decision to fire on Azerbaijan’s civilian population in its military offensive prompted an armed response from Baku. Over the next 44 days, Azerbaijan forces set out to end Armenian aggression and liberate the […]

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How Azerbaijan will be able to dictate the terms of peace to Armenia

In war, the party with the most human potential and military equipment will succeed. Azerbaijan surpasses Armenia in all aspects. The population of Azerbaijan is five times larger than the population of Armenia, and its military budget exceeds the total budget of Armenia. The Azerbaijani army launched a military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27. […]

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America takes the lead in tackling Uyghur repression in China

China’s policy of repression against the Uyghurs continues, and finally the problem is on the global agenda. On May 27, the US Congress overwhelmingly passed the Uighur Human Rights Act to counter Beijing’s brutal oppression of Uyghurs and other national and religious minorities in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and elsewhere. Ahead of the vote […]

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Letters, Why are you treating us like lepers, TRNC?

Dear T-VINE, I’ve been following the travel advice updates closely and have to say I am really upset with the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus and its policy towards travellers from the United Kingdom. At the beginning of this coronavirus crisis, I and other British Turkish Cypriots and expats applauded the TRNC for taking quick […]