my Cyprus, my Κύπρος, my Kıbrıs



Mothers and fathers

Mothers and fathers

The existence of motherlands and fatherlands (Greece and Turkey respectively) in Cyprus’ past and future has long been a topic of discussion. In fact, both leaders have made either obviously negative, or veiled negative remarks about their respective mother and fatherlands over recent months. Nicos Anastasiades referred to the negative…

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Putting the past to rest

Putting the past to rest

Funerals are always difficult; whoever they are, whatever age the loved-one is and the feelings that follow are unexpected in some ways. Two weeks ago we buried my 95-year-old Nene (grandmother) in Potamia’s Turkish Cypriot cemetery, where a number of ‘Potamites’ (people of Potamia), whom I had grown up with,…

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