my Cyprus, my Κύπρος, my Kıbrıs





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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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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