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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Contact Theory

Contact Theory

Checkpoints bursting with endless queues of Greek Cypriot-plated cars leading each other to cheaper fuel; interacting and engaging with Turkish Cypriots and Turks along the way. Some might say that these people are simply taking advantage of the weak TL. The optimists among us though see something else. I am…

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