Category: Letters

HP People
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’ […]

HP People
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, […]

HP People
Letters, The origins of the town name ‘Varosha’ is Turkish

Dear T-VINE, I read with interest the recent article on the partial re-opening of Varosha (Historic partial re-opening of Varosha attracts hundreds, but ramifications go beyond collapse of TRNC coalition government, 9 June 2020), and thought your readers would be interested in the origins of the town’s name ‘Varosha’. During the medieval period when Anatolia […]

HP People
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 […]

Features
Letter to my long lost Turkish Cypriot father
 

Not many words were shared, but the language of love took over all those years ago in a white house in Elephant and Castle, south London. The road name was Elliotts Row, house No. 32. It was 1986, spring time. My mother Carole Mitchell had come over from Essex with her best friend Corrine. Money […]