my Cyprus, my Κύπρος, my Kıbrıs

The other

The other

Being the other, or at least feeling like the other, can come in many forms. It is a topic I keep returning to (including here in a very early blog post in 2015). In Cyprus, where the dominant community is Greek Cypriot and also Greek Orthodox, belonging to another community…

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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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