my Cyprus, my Κύπρος, my Kıbrıs

Cyprus, I love you

Cyprus, I love you

As I sit watching the eerie clouds cover the Kyrenia mountains in their entirety, rendering them out of sight, I can’t help but think about yesterday’s horrific accident where three people lost their lives including two 16-year old school girls. Today, students have turned up in droves to demand the…

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Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

“Well done,” they said. You’ve conquered your fears; crossing to the north every day and no less by car. However, it does come with a price, aside from the irritating time difference. First of all, I’ve realized how much paperwork is involved in certain actions; things you would never even…

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Reflections

Reflections

It has been exactly a year since I began writing this blog: My Cyprus, my Κύπρος, my Kıbrıs. It has taken many shapes, tackling issues that are not only close to my heart, but I believe close to everyone’s hearts. It has been a means through which I have asked…

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An eye opener

An eye opener

Sometimes when you look you don’t really see what’s there. And then there are the cases when you may have looked a thousand times but one day you might see it differently; notice a little something extra because you feel differently that day. Last week I took a group of…

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Some home truths

Some home truths

It is inevitable that having grown up in south Cyprus, surrounded mainly by Greek Cypriots and my Turkish Cypriot family members, I am more comfortable around Greek Cypriots. I’ve mentioned this on a number of occasions. However sometimes I feel it’s important to revisit certain topics as reactions and feelings…

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A theory of evolution

A theory of evolution

Evolution is defined as ‘the gradual development of something’. It is inherently inevitable; unstoppable. We must grow and we must develop as individuals and as a people. It might take a while though. According to President Nicos Anastasiades, in a recent address to parliament, under the solution being envisaged, the…

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