my Cyprus, my Κύπρος, my Kıbrıs

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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Our dialects

Our dialects

When two communities live apart for over 40 years there are bound to be consequences which undoubtedly affect language; or in this case our beloved and deep-rooted dialects. Imagine my surprise and disappointment when I realised how much the Turkish Cypriot dialect had changed. For me the constant reminder of…

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About

I’m writing for me, for Greek Cypriots, for Turkish Cypriots, for anyone questioning their own identity, for people to know that things can be different and for people to know that people are never as they seem. For people to question and find answers. The blog, My Cyprus, my Κύπρος,…

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A voice for the voiceless

A voice for the voiceless

Pledging to provide a platform for the voiceless, the Join2Media community media platform has recently launched. “We’re here to fill a gap. The mainstream journalist can just take the story [due to] creative commons license,” said Orestis Tringides, one of Join2Media’s key media experts, during the launch. He explained that…

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