Tag: Cyprus

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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 […]

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Cypriots unite to raise vital funds after devastating fire in North Cyprus

More than twenty groups from across Cyprus’ Green Line have joined forces to raise money for the communities affected by the savage June forest fire that spread across Gazimağusa district in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The fire broke out in the mountain forests of Mersinlik on 21 June, and quickly spread to […]

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A neighbour in need: founder Phoebe Coles explains Vicinus’ work and why they’re fundraising for women’s shelters across the Cyprus Green Line

Seven years ago, Phoebe Coles and two female student friends formed a social action group to help marginalised people in Cyprus. The group morphed into Vicinus, a voluntary-managed organisation that is involved in island-wide social and educational projects to support the rights of women, children and migrants. Vicinus has helped stage concerts for refugees, raise […]

Books
Review: Metin Murat’s The Crescent Moon Fox is a “page-turner ode to all the people of Cyprus and their culture”

Metin Murat’s page-turner debut novel is an ode to all the people of Cyprus and their culture. A self-declared work of fiction set against the historic and political realities of the last 80 years between his ancestral home of Turkish Cyprus and London. The novel starts in 1930s Cyprus and Bamyakoy (based on the author’s […]

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 […]