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The dangers of identifying as “Turkish-speaking Cypriot”

The identity of Turkish Cypriots is complex and multi-faceted, and it is often at the epicentre of the Cyprus Problem. Social media platform the Young Turkish Cypriots (Y.T.C) has recently given its two cents worth on the issue, with several posts dedicated to the importance of our unique identity and the dangers of portraying ourselves […]

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20 July 1974

Where does history begin? This is not just idle speculation, but one of the most important questions that we can ask in the context of the history of modern Cyprus. For some it all starts on the 20th of July 1974. For others, those more serious students of history, the seeds of our Island’s present […]

HP People
Letters, Channel 4’s Travel Man on Cyprus “feeds into the inaccurate, biased, and racist narrative of the Greek Cypriot regime”

Dear T-VINE, Please can you publish this open letter to UK broadcast authority OFCOM and Channel 4 about the “Cyprus” episode of Channel 4’s Travel Man?   Dear OFCOM & Channel 4, As a British Turkish Cypriot, I was extremely disappointed to see Channel 4 air some very damaging, insufficient and poorly thought out context […]

HP People
Love doesn’t diminish with age, neither should human rights

Love transcends language, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age. Many of us look at our parents and grandparents in awe as they celebrate decades together and care for each other, with the same love as their first days together. For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, they have suffered conflicts, war, […]

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Chefs needed to cook up a juicy Varosha-direct flights dish

By the looks of it the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is on course for yet another unremarkable General Election on 23 January 2022, with the projected outcome far from making  major alterations to the political landscape. The right-wing National Unity Party (UBP) is predicted to emerge first with the most Members of Parliament, […]