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Made in Cyprus

Made in Cyprus

Dear friends, If you thought that social media was lacking in content on the Cyprus issue/reunification and promoting a true Cyprus identity, you are very much mistaken. It is absolutely brimming with both educational and laugh-out-loud Cyprus-made content on topics from the Cypriot dialects (both Greek and Turkish), to concise…

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An unexpected trip

An unexpected trip

My history teacher at school told us that ‘history cannot be pigeonholed’. I recently visited for the first time (I’m 35 years old) the Imprisoned Graves (more commonly known in Greek as Filakismena Mnimata – Φυλακισμένα Μνήματα). Like many other Cypriot school children who didn’t attend public school, I was…

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Ode to Djus

Ode to Djus

Since re-learning Turkish some time ago now, certain new linguistic avenues have opened up to me. And with the re-acquisition of a language, comes a kind of responsibility, especially in a country like Cyprus, which has Greek and Turkish as its official languages, but where few young people speak both.…

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