my Cyprus, my Κύπρος, my Kıbrıs

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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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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