my Cyprus, my Κύπρος, my Kıbrıs


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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Putting the past to rest

Putting the past to rest

Funerals are always difficult; whoever they are, whatever age the loved-one is and the feelings that follow are unexpected in some ways. Two weeks ago we buried my 95-year-old Nene (grandmother) in Potamia’s Turkish Cypriot cemetery, where a number of ‘Potamites’ (people of Potamia), whom I had grown up with,…

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